I totally thought this was a delayed April Fools joke, but apparently not. An entirely new city is being planned just 25km from the Cape Town city centre. It will cost a staggering R140 billion and the proposed development will include 200 000 homes, 33 hospitals/clinics, hundreds of schools and have a population of nearly a million people.
It’s called Wescape and the site would roughly be between 9.2 km by 4.8km in size and will be located along the N7 Highway on the West Coast.
And here’s a video explaining the concept…with some dramatic Game of Thrones music and all.
“Touted as the biggest urban development in the country, Wescape will provide homes to close to one million people just 25km from the city centre. The development is the brainchild of a Cape Town company, CommuniTgrow.
The company has proposed to build 200000 homes for lower-income earners, 33 hospitals and clinics, 370 libraries and community halls, 415 schools and 15 sports complexes on 3100 hectares of land near Melkbosstrand.” [TimesLive]
Well as it stands the project is up for government approval. The developers aren’t taking it lightly apparently and have put in some serious work. The website HERE has a pretty extensive 400 page plan available to the public if you wanna know more.
You reckon it will happen?