Residents angry over proposal to build condos

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Residents angry over proposal to build condos

Postby admin » Wed May 05, 2010 4:22 am

THE residents and business community of Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park in Jalan Kelang Lama, Kuala Lumpur, especially those living and working in Jalan 11/116C, are up in arms over a development proposal that would increase the population density in the area.

The proposed two blocks of luxury condominiums, which will be 23 and 25 storeys, will increase the population density from 60 per acre to 400 per acre.

They are puzzled as to why the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is allowing such a proposal to go through in a township that is already bursting at the seams with overdevelopment.

“It is so congested that any new development in the area is going to affect the quality of life of the residents,’’ said Loke Chee Seng a resident of Dynasty Garden.

Dynasty Garden is made up of two blocks of condominium with 600 units.

Loke said the location was no longer a conducive place to live in with problems like traffic congestion, noise and air pollution already prevalent in the busy area.

“It’s going to get worse and a lot more problems are going to crop up,’’ he said.

Dynasty Garden management personnel Lim Keh Chwee said: “Many of the owners here (Dynasty Garden) bought a unit on the belief that the said land, (where the proposed development is going to be) was going to remain a green area.

“No one knew anything about the project until the signboard went up.

“If it goes through, the buildings are going to block everyone’s view,’’ he said.

Another resident, who only wished to be identified as Yoong, said on Mondays and Wednesdays -- the traffic situation was critical due the night market.

“I want DBKL to come and see the circus and judge for themselves,’’ she said.

Meanwhile, Seputeh MP Teresa Kok who also lives in Dynasty Garden questioned DBKL’s way of approving projects without looking at the plot ratio and controlling the height of buildings in the city.

“People who live in Happy Garden, Sri Petaling and Taman OUG use the Kuchai Entreprenuers Park’s main road to go to the city.

“This is a busy township and traffic is going to get worse if the project is approved,’’ she said.

Kok added that the residents had initiated a signature campaign to object against the project.

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