PJ Section 14 high-rise proposal met with protests


PETALING JAYA (April 8): A proposed high-rise mixed development project located on a plot of land in near the Asia Jaya LRT station has met with protests from Section 14 residents.

The Star reports that a council notice board on the site states that proposed development is to consist of three blocks of 40, 48 and 52 storeys. 

Over 2,000 residential units including about 600 affordable homes are estimated to be a part of the project.

The publication quotes Bukit Gasing assemblyman R. Rajiv who said he would file his objection based on the traffic concerns.

“This land technically is in Section 51A, so it should not be called Section 14 as stated in the notice board.

“There has always been concerns among the neighbouring residents if this land were to be developed. Residents are free to file their objections.

“The project is still at the application stage and the landowner is free to apply, but that does not mean all that is proposed will be given approval by the council,” he said.

Petaling Jaya City Council is the only council that practises public objection and conducts public viewings after a land was gazetted under the local plan, according to Rajiv.

“There is no requirement by law under the local government to even put up a notice board to announce any development project to the public but we do it for transparency,” he was quoted as saying.

The plot of land currently has just one road connecting it to the one-way-loop, raising concerns about traffic, and population influx amongst residents. 

The project is reportedly presented as a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD).

“But in the present state, it may lack in the infrastructure aspect,” said Rajiv. 

“There is a lot of criss-crossing of vehicles coming from Federal Highway (Kuala Lumpur-bound) entering the one-way-loop during rush hours.”

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