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LAYERS OF IMPLEMENTATION

6.6 Identity and Legibility

The placement, size and orientation of buildings should articulate and define the edges of streets, open spaces and strategic sites within Linbro.

Generally consistent building alignments and street heights of 2 to 4 stories, with some higher l a n d m a r k s t r u c t u r e s a t n o d a l p o i n t s , s h o u l d b e t h e

goal wherever possible.

Setbacks and maximum

building

dimensions

should be employed to ensure a reasonable degree of amenity in terms of light, landscape and overlook for occupants, neighbouring buildings, motorists and pedestrians.

Residential uses should differentiate from existing examples of housing in neighbouring suburbs, be

varied

in

nature

and

affordability.

Clusters,

duplexes, apartments, hotels, and self-catering accommodation all have a place in meeting the needs of the future envisioned for Linbro Park.

Parking and service areas for erven within Linbro should be provided by developers, to avoid conflict with streets and open spaces.

It is envisaged that detail design guidelines will be developed further in the Precinct Planning phase. Developers will need to consider and assess to what extent they can meet the guidelines. The site development proposals would then be weighed up by adjudicating bodies – in this case, the proposed Linbro Management Structure and the City of Johannesburg.

LINBRO PARK: Urban Design Framework Plan

June 2010

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