Phase 1A

Phase 1A will create the enabling environment and establish the critical mass of jobs, permanent residents, and services required to stimulate future phases of development. The goal of Phase 1A is to catalyse subsequent phases to ensure build out of the full Phase 1. The program will be distributed according to a “stitch” design framework where specialized “bands” are connected by a mixed-use “bar.”

Phase 1A is centered at the life science & technology band of development, west of A109 but with room to grow from the center. The program constructed during this first phase will support 5,000 residents and workers.

It is expected that phase 1A will include168,000 m2 of vertical development focused on commercial and supportive uses. The development will be comprised of mixed-income housing, retail, a hotel, school, clinic, community center, and police station. KoTDA will finance and oversee the build-out of all public infrastructure during this initial stage to enable private investment.


Phase 1A Site Map


 Development Program, Phase 1A

Commercial   Area
Subtotal Commercial57,900 m2
Office / Tech/ University30,000 m2
Office / Tech - Future Retail6,000 m2
Retail5,500 m2
Market1,200 m2
Hotel15,200 m2
Subtotal Residential10003.23*104,300 m2
High-income150315022,500 m2
Medium-income625310062,500 m2
Low-income22546013,500 m2
Temporary2004295,800 m2
Public   Area
Subtotal Public6,360 m2
School5,160 m2
Clinic100 m2
Community Worship Center600 m2
Police Station100 m2
Maintenance400 m2
Total Amount   168,560 m2

*Note: Average Population per Dwelling Unit 

Beyond Phase 1

Long-term, Konza is expected to accommodate 260,000 people. This density will develop as an extension of Phase 1: bands and bars will extend the program across the site and forms swaths of planned programmatic regions. The master plan allows for flexible expansion of neighborhoods and districts and provide a buffer between programs.