Friday, 30 June 2017

(The Edge Financial Daily) Bangsar residents concerned over redevelopment of Sri Pahang flats

The redevelopment plans for the Sri Pahang flats in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur have raised concerns among residents in Bangsar, especially over the increase in density and the possible impact on traffic flow in the area.

In early March this year, a signboard was put up at the Sri Pahang fl ats in Jalan Bukit Bangsar describing the proposed redevelopment plan for the 3.97ha site owned by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and the Transport Ministry. The proposed redevelopment comprises eight blocks of apartments with a total of 3,257 units. The redevelopment will increase the site density from 20 persons per acre to 1,327 persons
per acre.

Bukit Bandar Raya Residents Association (RA) advisor and immediate past president Datuk M. Ali told that there would be a need for proper planning of the drainage system as well, considering the huge increase in population in the area and the fact that the area had experienced flooding during heavy downpours.

Meanwhile, the president of Bangsar Park’s RA, Nitesh Malani, told that some 60 residents living in the area have written to DBKL to voice their concerns on the redevelopment and DBKL has responded that it will look into the matter.