Object to new office block, TTDI residents told

Cyclists enjoying a day out at Taman Rimba Kiara. Residents are already up in arms against DBKL’s move to turn the park into blocks of high-end apartments. The residents' association is now urging residents to write in objection of a proposed office block project on the site of an existing kindergarten. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 14, 2018.

THE Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) residents’ association has called for objections to a proposed office block project on the site of an existing kindergarten next to homes and shops.

The association’s executive committee issued a letter to residents today, stating its objections to the project and asked all residents to protest it by writing to the director of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) city planning department.

The committee will collect these letters on February 24 from 9am to 4pm at the main gate of Tadika Diyana, the site of the proposed project on Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1.

“The TTDI RA is categorically and firmly objecting to the proposed project as it will lead to further increase in traffic congestion in the area.

“Furthermore the project attempts to convert a residential property into commercial land. The quality of life in this residential area as we know now will deteriorate.

“That piece of property must be maintained as a residential land and we must prevent DBKL from changing the status of the land use,” the committee said.

Its appeal is being circulated to residents on WhatsApp and social media. A template of the objection letter is also provided.

The proposed project will see the conversion of land use from residential to commercial to build two blocks of 72 units of offices and shops with basement parking.

News of the project was spread on social media yesterday, leading to complaints about DBKL’s lack of transparency and public consultation.

A notice on the project near Tadika Diyana said DBKL would be accepting objections until the end of this month.

TTDI residents are already up in arms against DBKL’s move to turn a green space at Taman Rimba Kiara into blocks of high-end apartments.

They took DBKL to court but had their application for a stay order dismissed by the Kuala Lumpur High Court in December last year. – February 14, 2018.

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