Plan for the redevelopment of ten city estates is underway according to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS).
Last week, NMS published an Expression of Interest (EOI) to redevelop the estates which include Bahati, Maringo, Jericho, Lumumba, Bondeni, Ziwani, Embakasi, California, Kariobangi North, and Woodley.
The EOI notice called for development partners in the banking industry, pension funds and schemes, real estates developers and other investors to redevelop the properties in a joint venture with Nairobi County government.
NMS Deputy Director General Kang’ethe Thuku said NMS would be embarking on urban regeneration and redevelopment exercise using a phased approach in the 10 estates.
“This is the second phase of the affordable housing delivery programme in Nairobi which aims at tackling urban decline, improving quality of the built environment, increasing housing stock, promoting optimal utilization of land and improving the quality of social-economic life of residents,” said Thuku.
The first phase of the regeneration project involving seven Nairobi County government estates including Ngong Road Phases I and II, Uhuru Estate, New Ngara, Old Ngara, Suna Road, Pangani and Jeevanjee/Bachelor Quarters, is ongoing.
The Pangani and Jeevanjee projects which began last year are expected to unveil the first 160 housing units next month.
NMS said firms will be shortlisted for participation after demonstrating technical and financial capabilities in response to the requirements for the project contained in the request for proposal (RFP) document.