The successful implementation of the cluster development scheme and redevelopment of cessed buildings will generate at least 2.5 lakh housing units in the city.
According to Liases Foras, a real estate research firm, the redevelopment of cessed buildings will generate 1.50 lakh housing units, while the implementation of cluster redevelopment will create 26,272 housing units after rehabilitating the existing tenants. According to a conservative estimate, if the entire 16,000-odd buildings are developed in a cluster mode, the city will get 2.5 lakh housing units, said an expert.
“There is no virgin land available in the island city and redevelopment is the only option,” said Paras Gundecha, former president of Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI).
Redevelopment is a process of urban renewal. The potential benefits of redevelopment in a city are many. It not only reduces urban sprawl but also improves the economic competitiveness of city’s prime precincts.
Mumbai has, for many years now, been a subject of redevelopment to catalyse urban renewal and improve the quality of real estate and infrastructure. A fast-growing population’s demand for space amidst limited availability of developable land has forced the redevelopment of old properties into brand new structures.
High-rise construction along the city’s coastline could pick up pace, with the state government on redevelopment of old and dilapidated cessed building in coastal belts. Such on-going redevelopment projects will be entitled to higher FSI of 2.5 instead of the current 2. This means that for every square metre of plot area, there can be 2.5sqm of built-up space?