Minister: Commercial project on TTDI kindergarten land has initial DBKL approval

Tengku Adnan clarified that DBKL had advertised the proposed development in newspapers from Feb 13 to 15 and that a public hearing on the matter will be conducted soon. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Tengku Adnan clarified that DBKL had advertised the proposed development in newspapers from Feb 13 to 15 and that a public hearing on the matter will be conducted soon. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — A proposed commercial development in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) here has received clearance from a City Hall committee, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said today.

Tengku Adnan also said the approval of two blocks of seven-storey commercial offices by the one stop centre committee (JKPS), which falls under the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) city planning department and oversees development proposals, was for the use of “commerce for a kindergarten building”.

“I wish to explain that the construction of the two blocks of seven-storey commercial offices on Lot 29868 at Jalan Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1 in Kuala Lumpur was agreed to by JKPS on Oct 5 and Dec 5, 2017.

“The application was approved for further consideration, pursuant to Method 5 to invite opinions under the Federal Territory (Planning) Act 1982,’’ said Tengku Adnan said in a statement.

Currently, the Diyana Kindergarten is operating on the lot in question. However a notice was put up at the site recently by DBKL, stating a request has been made to convert the residential plot into a commercial one for the proposed development of two seven-storey office buildings with 72 commercial units.

Tengku Adnan said an added measure will be put in place by the developer of the proposed project to alleviate any possible inconvenience.

“The developer will also create an entry and exit route to the construction site without having to go through the existing residential area there,” he said.

Tengku Adnan clarified that DBKL had advertised the proposed development in newspapers from Feb 13 to 15 and that a public hearing on the matter will be conducted soon.

“The final date for the public to contribute their views/ opinions in writing to DBKL is on Feb 28, and a hearing session for the project’s potential proposals will be held in the near future,’’ he said.

The proposed development in question is being objected to by the TTDI resident association.

Association chairman Hafiz Abu Bakar questioned how land meant for residential and public institution purpose could be converted for commercial use.

The association collected over 1,400 objection letters and submitted them to DBKL last Monday.

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