Two new park­ing sites at Cen­tury City

Precinct ex­pands and re­vamps fa­cil­i­ties to make way for new de­vel­op­ments and meet in­creas­ing de­mand

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PROPERTY - SATUR­DAY

CEN­TURY CITY’S pop­u­lar e-park­ing sys­tem is un­der­go­ing a ma­jor re­vamp and ex­pan­sion to meet in­creased de­mand and to make way for new de­vel­op­ments.

The e - p a rk i ng s y s t e m, in­tro­duced at Cen­tury City 10 years ago, pro­vides af­ford­able pub­lic park­ing for those work­ing in the precinct, and de­mand for ad­di­tional park­ing has grown.

E-park­ing bays cost R360 a month each, ex­clud­ing VAT.

Colin Green, a di­rec­tor at Ra­bie Prop­erty Group, said there were ini­tially two sites – one near the Bos­mans­dam en­trance to Cen­tury City, known as Cen­tury Way E-Park­ing, and the other on the cor­ner of Ratanga Road and Cen­tury Boule­vard, which was moved closer to Sable Road 18 months ago to make way for two new of­fice blocks, and has been known as Ratanga E-Park­ing.

“Fur­ther new de­vel­op­ment will shortly take place on the Ratanga site, which has ne­ces­si­tated us clos­ing the Ratanga E-Park­ing and re­lo­cat­ing those cur­rently us­ing the fa­cil­ity to al­ter­na­tive e-park­ing sites.

“Last year we added a third e-park­ing site near the Curro Cen­tury City Pri­vate School and a fur­ther two new e-park­ing sites have now been con­structed by Neill Zaaiman Civil Con­trac­tors and are in the process of be­ing com­pleted. They are the MyCiti E-Park­ing, next to the pub­lic trans­port in­ter­change off Cen­tury Way, which will have 259 bays, and the Steel Bridge E- Park­ing built next to the Aure­con build­ing off Cen­tury City Drive.

“With the ex­ist­ing two e- park­ing sites in Cen­tury Av­enue and Socrates Way, we now have a to­tal of four sites of­fer­ing around 1 100 bays.”

Green said that as Cen­tury City be­came fully de­vel­oped, it was en­vis­aged the e-park­ing fa­cil­i­ties would be re­placed with park­ing garages.

Chris Black­shaw, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Cen­tury City Proper t y Own­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion which op­er­ates the e-park­ing sys­tem, said the MyCiTi ser­vice would be ex­tended to Cen­tury City on Novem­ber 30 with the launch of the new Cen­tury City-Mon­tague Gar­dens ser­vice.

“Once this hap­pens, we will phase out the cur­rent Cen­tury City Shut­tle ser­vice which to date has trans­ported peo­ple be­tween their place of work and the e-park­ing sites.

“The e-park­ing sites have been strate­gi­cally cho­sen so… users will eas­ily be able to walk from their place of work to their near­est fa­cil­ity.”

He said ex­ist­ing e-park­ing ac­cess cards would be re­pro­grammed and the new sys­tem would come into ef­fect on Mon­day.

BAY WATCH: The new MyCiTi e-park­ing site (out­lined in red) is along­side Cen­tury City’s pub­lic trans­port in­ter­change (out­lined in blue) where the new MyCiTi sta­tion will be sit­u­ated.

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