The next stage in the development of Smart City, which mainly consists of a new residential building block, was approved by the Planning authority Board today, with one member voting against.
The project – known as The Shoreline – forms part of the larger area known as Smart City Malta in Kalkara, Malta. The only member to vote against was ENGO representative Annick Bonello.
The application read: “Excavation of site to sea level and construction of mixed use development consisting of the following elements: Underground car park on three levels, a commercial complex over two partially below ground levels and with a frontage onto the existing Laguna Walk, an elevated residents plaza with communal pool and landscaping, and an overlying residential complex.” The project raised some concern with regards to the building heights and will include 372 residential units. The complex will be staggered, with some parts of the building lower than others, rising to the highest point towards the centre.
The site in question is within Smart City, limits of Ricasoli, Kalkara. The area of the site is approximately of 14,200 square metres, currently being vacant and disturbed following its partial excavations. The development consists of a large residential area, commercial floor space and a parking area which will be set on three basement levels accommodating 819 parking spaces.