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Mixed-use development is changing the city and could help with traffic congestion
MIXED-use developments are no longer an emergent trend in Cape Town – they have become a firmly established feature of the city’s architectural landscape, especially in the city centre where two more developments are already in the planning stage and five new proposals are on the drawing board.
Chad Shapiro, senior commercial broker for Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty in the CBD, City Bowl and on the Atlantic seaboard says: “The concept really took hold in Cape Town before the 2010 world Cup when several mixed use buildings were constructed in and around the city. These include The Mirage on Hudson Street in De Waterkant which was recently voted as the best development in Cape