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.
Development Program, Phase 1A
|Subtotal Commercial||57,900 m2|
|Office / Tech/ University||30,000 m2|
|Office / Tech - Future Retail||6,000 m2|
|Subtotal Residential||1000||3.23*||104,300 m2|
|Subtotal Public||6,360 m2|
|Community Worship Center||600 m2|
|Police Station||100 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.