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District Six Public Realm Study available online<span><p>The report includes the outcomes of the Public Realm Strategy and Water Study and documents the process, the stories, the findings and the proposals developed in cooperation with the nominated District Six Caretakers, and the wider community during virtual meetings and at Open House events held in 2021 and earlier this year.</p><p><strong>The final report, inclusive of all the different chapters, is available on the City's website at:</strong> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/planning-portal/Spatial-Plans-and-Frameworks/district-six-neighbourhood-plan" target="_blank">https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/planning-portal/Spatial-Plans-and-Frameworks/district-six-neighbourhood-plan</a>. Scroll down or see the Public Realm Strategy tab. All previous resources are also loaded in the 'related information tab'. </p><p>'We had ongoing engagements with the Caretakers, and the community for many months. I believe this transparent process ensured that the outcome is a shared strategy, one that can grow and mature as more information and more detailed work is done over time. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Report_1-COVER-1.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1061px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>'I had the privilege of meeting the Caretakers who were nominated by the District Six community to represent them at the co-design workshops. At these engagements they had the opportunity to participate in rethinking the public realm of District Six, and how public spaces can be used to re-establish the vibrancy and cosmopolitan community. The study and future work will play a central role in guiding us on the journey to heal and create a new shared future for District Six,' said the City's Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Eddie Andrews.</p><p>The report lists ideas that transpired through this process. </p><p>The project that has been identified as the initial focus, is that of Chapel Street to facilitate movement through District Six. This area reaches from New Hanover Street to Trafalgar Park. It is strategically located to unite communities, highlight character and identity and support the National Government's restitution process higher up the hill. </p><p>'At Chapel Street the existing and returned District Six community members can work together to re-establish a thriving community, united through their memories of District Six and enthusiasm and hope for the future. As a starting point, the report recommends a series of interventions in Chapel Street to connect the communities on either side of the elevated freeway. We note the recommendation and other points, namely the tools needed to protect and manage the heritage of District Six, among which a heritage impact assessment,' said Alderman Andrews.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Report_1-COVER-hr_Page_3.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1007px;" /> </figure></span><span><p><strong>The District Six Public Realm Strategy Report, 2022, represents where we are at the moment. It aims to:</strong></p><ul><li>Facilitate and promote further discussions about the public realm, these are the public spaces and streets in and around District Six; the places where people meet, where they exchange smiles and stories, and where a community comes together</li><li>Give guidance on the important elements of sustainable and resilient communities</li><li>Guide other similar processes related to other public spaces and streets in Cape Town</li></ul><p>'As we celebrate Heritage Day tomorrow I want to encourage residents to go online and read the report when they have a moment. The City is looking forward to continuing our interaction with the Caretakers and the wider community of District Six and beyond. I also want to thank all of those who participated in this process, we value your time and input, and contributions,' said Alderman Andrews.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Report_1-COVER-hr_Page_4.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1007px;" /> </figure><strong>​​End</strong></span><p><br></p>2022-09-22T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#df7359f0-0d0f-46e0-b90f-d487358df9bb;L0|#0df7359f0-0d0f-46e0-b90f-d487358df9bb|district six;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#0ab901dc-08fc-4328-86e9-d67d3a0317b4;L0|#00ab901dc-08fc-4328-86e9-d67d3a0317b4|spacial planning and land use management10

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