10-storey residential block proposed at Smart City

An imposing 10-storey residential block is being proposed on top of a two storey commercial complex and a 3-storey car park at Smart City

The commercial complex will be “partially below ground” and will front a landscaped plaza
The commercial complex will be “partially below ground” and will front a landscaped plaza

An imposing 10-storey residential block is being proposed on top of a two storey commercial complex and a 3-storey car park at Smart City.

The commercial complex, which includes retail shops and a supermarket, will be “partially below ground” and will front a landscaped plaza along and a laguna walk overlooking the sea.  

The project is being proposed by Ricasoli Estates Limited, a company owned by Jade Property Investments owned by South African businessman Otto Ryan Edward, Ramm Assets Limited owned by owned by Roderick Psaila and Marion Psaila and MiddleTown Properties Limited owned by Kevin Deguara and Jean Carl Farrugia.

According to the policy regulating high-rise development 10 storey buildings are consider as medium rise buildings. Kalkara is not one of the localities where medium rises are permitted. Anything above that is considered a high-rise building.

But although Kalkara has not been included among the locations where both medium rise and high rise development can be permitted, a 12-storey hotel has already been proposed as part of the ITS campus which is being relocated from the present site in Saint Julian’s.  

An application for a 7-storey hospital has also been presented on another part of Smart City.

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