Yesterday I published a post saying that the MPPP was calling for a request for proposals for three lots of land near the Gurney Drive roundabout – though I wasn’t sure then of the precise location of those lots.
Today I can confirm the precise location of the three lots. Two of them – Lots 1011 and 1373 – are covered by the white space above. It is possible that a large high density commercial or mixed development complex will spring up in that area perhaps to rival Gurney Paragon or other similar complexes.
As you can see the white space covers parts of the existing main roads.
In all likelihood, any new large project will aggravate the congestion on the roads in this popular shopping, recreational and culinary section of Gurney Drive.
The MPPP must clarify if it plans to turn this entire area of Gurney Drive into a commercial concrete jungle.
The third lot – Lot 2882 – is opposite Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon, on the other side of Kelawei Road, in an area which is already filled with high density projects (see below).
Why aren’t these precise locations for the requests for proposals being made public? Is the public to be presented with a fait accompli after the MPPP and developers have sealed their deal?