MBDA Wants Tenant to Operate Chef School in Tramways Building
Mandela Bay Development Agency CEO, Pierre Voges, says that within the next two months for a “small social-orientated tenant” to operate the chef school and restaurant in the Tramways Building.
In a report to the Economic Development, Tourism and Agriculture (EDTA0 Committee, which meets tomorrow, Voges says the MBDA will also call for expressions of interest “to operate the events space in the building”.
The MBDA will occupy most of the building, the renovations for which will be completed towards the middle of next year.
Voges notes that the Human Settlements Committee has approved the lease of the building to the MBDA and the Directorate is “busy getting full Council approval for the 10-year lease (to be renewed for a further 10 years)” between the MBDA and municipality.
He says the MBDA Board has approved the proposal that the MBDA should occupy the offices and sublet any additional space, adding that the current budget includes the redevelopment of the building.
Further capital will need to be raised for a pedestrian bridge across the Baakens with parking created on the City side bank. A foot path will be created between the Tramways Building and Bridge Street development.
“Capital will also be raised to rehabilitate the river and investigate options to dam up the river through a weir system that will enable the formation of a water body.” - MetroMinutes.
Photo caption: The Tramways Building in Potr Elizabeth. Photo courtesy of www.waynnesuniverse.blogspot.com
The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) has achieved a clean audit for the second year in succession.
A number of objections have been submitted to an application by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) for a rezoning that will pave the way for a taxi rank.
An application for the rezoning of a number of erven on the corner of Main Road and 14th Avenue Walmer to allow a mixed development has been submitted and will be considered by the Human Settlements Committee when it meets next week. The erven are currently zoned Residential 1 and the application is for a rezoning to Business 3 to allow the properties to be used as shops, offices and for residential purposes. The three properties are in the process of being consolidated into a single erf.
The Human Settlements Committee will be asked to approve a request for the rezoming of a parcel of land, approximately 25 kilometres to the west of Port Elizabeth and about nine kilometres from the Van Stadens Gorge area for the construction of a service station, tourist facilities and mixed use facilities when it meets next week.
The challenges associated with student accommodation will be addressed in the Summerstrand Local Spatial Development Framework (LSDF).
Join the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC), the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum and the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) in celebrating top Eastern Cape craft at the opening of the exhibition, LITHUBA LAKHO (THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY)...
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says her department issued environmental authorisation for the Algoa Bay Aquaculture Development Zone (ADZ) on July 9 this year.
The Uitenhage-Despatch Development Initiative (UDDI) has been named Top Small Organisation with Low Environmental Impact at the Top Green Organisation Awards.
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) has issued a call for expressions of interest for the design, development and operation of a Student Lifestyle Centre at its Second Avenue, Summerstrand Campus.
Mayor Ben Fihla has recommended that the Mandela Bay Development Agency should act as the municipality’s agent in securing a service provider for a mobile parking meter system for the Central area of Port Elizabeth. In a report to Council, the Mayor recommends that the MBDA should be authorised to issue a request for proposals for interested parties to submit proposals to develop, supply, implement and manage the system in the CBD. The areas affected include Govan Mbeki, Strand Street, Whites/Western Road, Rink Street, Parliament Street, Bird Street, Stanley Street, Belmont Terrace and Donkin Street...
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