Capital City affordable housing plan kick off
River Bank apartments is the name on many Nairobians’ lips since the past week. Not only because of the proximity to the Central Business District, primely located in Ngara Estate, but also because of the touted affordability that it will come with, mainly targeting low and middle income earners residing in the city. This is in line with the National Government’s promise of providing affordable housing for all Kenyan citizens. The complex will see construction of 3,000 housing units comprising of 8 blocks of 34 storey buildings.
Nairobians won’t have to wait for long to see its completion as the construction company undertaking the project, Edermann Property Limited has projected completion in less than eighteen months. During the ground-breaking, the County of Nairobi Governor, Mike Mbuvi alias Sonko said that they have completely waived these type of buildings’ approval fees so as to speedily achieve the over 200,000 approved affordable Residential Houses all across the City.
The Managing Director of the Construction Company, Mr. Zeyun Yang, divulged that each block of the 8 High-rise buildings will have 340 units, 3 Lifts in every block and 2 service Stairways. He further explained how the Gated Community will be ultra-modern with a perimeter wall and street lighting. Mr. Yang also said that they would cabro-pave the apartment roads so as to enable easy access by both public and private transport to the apartments.
The housing units will feature Spacious Car Parking, Lounges and Open Kitchen designs, In-built Wardrobes, Underground Water Reservoirs for sufficient water supply, Backup Electric Generators, Fiber Internet Connection and Fire Assembly points. These amenities excite the City Residents as River Bank Apartments will be the First of the Government’s pledge to be completed and occupied with Nairobi being the first county to start construction.