Paul Cocks from MaltaToday speaks to MIDI plc CEO Mark Portelli about the revised masterplan.
The Manoel Island masterplan has been unanimously approved by the planning board of the Planning Authority. The project consists of a mixed-use development, incorporating residential, commercial, leisure facilities, sports facilities for the local community, public amenities and a Centre for the Arts and Culture.
The planning board commended the efforts that have been made to achieve a more sustainable Masterplan having a better balance between built-up and open spaces, with the open spaces now heavily outweighing the built-up area. More land has been committed to parks, squares, pedestrian priority streets and promenades, with most of the Island to become a pedestrian-friendly shared-surface destination. All parking and service facilities are to be located underground.
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