City Expansion – Reem Island
The approval of an overarching concept master plan, which brings together the individual existing approved master plans and sets out the developments and community facilities Al Reem Island will see over the coming years was just announced by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC).
The UPC announced its approval of the Integrated Concept Master Plan (ICMP) for Al Reem Island at a special briefing today attended by representatives of all major developers on the Island.
Among the major facilities detailed in the ICMP are plans for 11 new private schools accommodating a minimum of approximately 22,000 students, six dedicated nursery/kindergarten centres, one university (Paris Sorbonne), three new private hospitals and a number of clinics, nine mosques, Civil Defence and Police facilities, a major transit hub, and 500,000 sq m of parks and open space, including pedestrian promenades for much of the Island’s coastline.
The ICMP will enable the Island’s developers to complete their own master plans, which will help the UPC and other agencies better manage existing development on Al Reem Island and ensure that future development is of the highest quality and meets current regulations and standards.