By Daniel Shane
Construction set to start in early 2013 and will take approximately 18 months to complete
The developer behind Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) is
to build a 55,000 sqm community park at the residential project.
Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), which is also the
licensing authority behind JLT Free Zone, said that the park would include two
pedestrian boulevards, shaded pathways, children’s amenities, and a lakeside
plaza, as well as pedestrian bridge linking the north and south sides of JLT.
The new development will replace the existing Lake C. Construction is due to start early 2013 and will take approximately 18 months
to complete, DMCC said. DMCC did not indicate how much the work would cost.
"The JLT of tomorrow will be unique in Dubai, providing
residents and people working in the JLT Free Zone with striking waterfront and
park views and access to a multi-purpose, family-friendly park,” commented Matthew
Lomax, director of property, DMCC.
“Today's announcement reflects our desire to continually
improve and innovate as we seek to enhance our dynamic residential and business
community,” he added.
JLT, located on the other side of Sheikh Zayed Road to Dubai
Marina, is a 200 hectare, multi-use development consisting of almost 80
residential, hotel and office towers.
My personal view is that lakes are inefficient and do not bring value. This does not mean that we will fill in all of the lakes, but it does mean we will continue to listen to the community about what makes sense. Even if some in the media think I shouldn't listen to the JLT community then I'm afraid I will keep on disappointing them.