Oude Molen Precinct project aims to support spatial transformation

5 August 2021
Department of Transport and Public Works
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The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has proposed the establishment of a strategically well located, mixed-use development in the Oude Molen Precinct (OMP) of the Two Rivers Urban Park (TRUP) in Pinelands. The project is undergoing thorough consultation.

If the Oude Molen development goes ahead, it is expected to make a significant contribution to the spatial transformation of the city through its proximity to central Cape Town, integrated eco-friendly inclusionary housing, and excellent access to the road and rail transport network.

OMP lies to the north of The Park and Park Lane office complexes and the Vincent Pallotti Hospital, to the east of Alexandra Road, and is adjacent to the Pinelands railway station. The station provides a direct link to the wider metropolitan rail network.

There is easy access from OMP to the N2 and M5 via Alexandra Road and to the N1 via Berkley Road and the Black River Parkway.

Key principles informing the OMP vision and development planning process are a live-work-play philosophy, transit-oriented development (TOD), and the enhancement of the environmental and heritage aspects of the site. As a first step in the process, a multi-disciplinary team of built environment professionals has been appointed to conduct detailed specialist investigations and engage with stakeholders and interested and affected parties about an inclusive vision for the proposed project.

At this early stage, DTPW’s intention is to create a “People-Focused Vision” for the Oude Molen Precinct with the following objectives:

  • Creating a safe, liveable neighbourhood;
  • Promoting walkable mixed-use developments;
  • Establishing integrated inclusionary housing;
  • Weaving public facilities and open spaces into the landscape;
  • Providing equitable access to cultural heritage, productive
  • landscapes, and natural reserves; and
  • Embracing the principles of sustainability into the design, construction, and operational phases of the project.

Members of the public are invited to make contact with the project team via the dedicated webpage