Krugersdorp Inner City Regeneration

The Krugersdorp CBD population is poor, with a high concentration of elderly residents, low levels of education with resultant high unemployment and little disposable income for the residents. The CBD is characterised by uncoordinated and inefficient land use patterns with variable densities that are not accommodated by the available parking supply. The housing stock in the CBD is variable with highly distressed areas and buildings, and also areas and building of high quality and architectural quality. However current housing stock is not of sufficient density to support commercial revitalisation in the CBD. Finally the aging infrastructure of the CBD can handle current loads but will not support densification and large development initiatives envisioned for the CBD.

Strategies to potentially arrest decline focus on promoting mixed land-use, the improvement and integration of public transport systems, the completion of the Amakhosi stadium, introducing entertainment to improve the social fabric, facilitate the location of corporate offices in the CBD and improving the social infrastructure of the CBD to support a healthy workforce and improving the quality of life of the community.

The economic revitalisation and urban design strategies for the Krugersdorp CBD are envisioned on two levels – an overall multi-pronged design strategy to guide interventions for the area as a whole, and a precinct based design strategy that that defines and develops distinct areas in detail to explore their potential capacity, programming and identity during the development design options for each precinct.