19 March 2012, courtesy of www.uda.lk
Lotus Tower project is literaly the “Tip of the Iceberg” a the UDA is planning a major facelift to the Colmbo Beira lake water front. It is in a mission to reclaim the beira lake for general public. This mainly done by developing a linear park around the beira lake. The linear par will be either six to twleve meters wide with paved walkways and green surroundings
These linear parks will be linked o number of Nodal Parks that would provide more room for recreation and access to main linear parks.
Most importantly the neve development will include water managment system and a porject to disconnect the wastewater collection in to the Beira lake. This would increase the water quality in the long term and hopefull rejuwante the underwater echo system of the beira lake.
Over the last few decades many buildings that surround the beira lake has taken steps to block the views of the lake and the front of those buildings are facing the opposite direction. These improvments will provide oppertunity for many properties around the beira lake to re-design the main entrances and create better access to these buildings. We could see the value of the properties (such as inland revenue, Peoples bank HQ) improving as the surrounding environment become more accesible and pleasent experiance.
Additionally, the walkways will create more oppertunities for small vendors (who are moved out from the Fort and Pettah Area). The space around the beirah lake will have number of oppertunities for small vendors (such as park side restourents, ice cream parlers etc,.) and will provide better controlled, safe and environmentaly friendly atmosphere for business.
We invite our readers to share your thoughts and ideas about this new development around the beira lake.
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