03 CURRENT REALITIES
3.1 Local Context
Linbro Park is situated in the north-east of the City of Joburg, east of the N3 freeway between the London Road and Marlboro Drive interchanges.
Linbro Park is strategically located between the Johannesburg CBD, Tshwane CBD and OR Tambo International Airport which is identified in the Gauteng Spatial Development Framework (2000), as an area where the bulk of development in Gauteng is expected in the future.
New Town Centre
The Linbro Park Development Framework (2008) puts forward a mixed development approach comprising of some 25,000 med-high density residential units with commercial, social and leisure uses.
Most of the Linbro Park is still peri-urban in nature – an area in transition from rural to urban, comprising of agricultural small-holdings, from which some conduct various commercial and business uses.
beginning to extend the adjoining Linbro estates.
north and south into Linbro from Park and Longmeadow business
Situated within the influence of the new Marlboro Gautrain Station and adjoining the planned Modderfontein New Town Centre, also with a Gautrain Station, has raised the profile of Linbro Park and demonstrated the developmental need and potential of this part of the City.
Regional Location – City of Joburg
LINBRO PARK: Urban Design Framework Plan
Alexandra Township, comprising of some 350,000 residents, is located across the N3 directly west of Linbro Park.