While it was developed on barren mine, Desa ParkCity in Bukit Menjalara, Kuala Lumpur managed to become the first-ever urbanist township of the city, reported the New Straits Times (NST).
ParkCity Group, a unit of Miri-based Samling Group, purchased the Desa ParkCity site with a hilly and rocky terrain in 1999.
The multi-billion ringgit township, which was unveiled in 2002, made its mark with the help of its innovative placemaking, designs and housing concepts.
One of its defining features is its pet-friendly Central Park.
With the Central Lake at the core, the park features various amenities such as childproof children’s playground, tree-line jogging paths, park benches and walking pathways.
The park also boasts a wide array of plant species including more than 125 tree species, 54 shrub species, 15 palm species and 10 aquatic species.
To provide residents with a life of convenience, ParkCity developed The Waterfront, a retail entertainment centre as well as ‘lifestyle destination’ Plaza Arkadia which features SOHOs, offices, a supermarket and shops such as coffee bars and restaurants.
Desa ParkCity is just 15km from Kuala Lumpur City Centre and is situated between Mont Kiara and Petaling Jaya. The township is easily accessible via major highways such as Damansara-Puchong Highway, Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway and the New Klang Valley Expressway.
And with the Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 anticipated to be operational next year, the township’s accessibility will be further enhanced.
With a population of 16,500 residents, Desa ParkCity has emerged as one of the most connected and successful townships in Kuala Lumpur.
In fact, ParkCity has sold over 4,000 housing units within the township, including landed and high-rise residential properties, as well as 520 commercial parcels at hybrid mixed-use development Plaza Arkadia.
With compounded capital appreciation of around 100% to 150% since 2002, the homes at the township are considered the most expensive within Klang Valley.
The developer even added value to the township by constructing the ParkCity Club, which offers first-class facilities for relaxation and relationship-building sports activities.
“Desa ParkCity is well-known for its master-planned township and community, and we must maintain it so especially during these trying times. By following closely to our five-pillar philosophy, we will continue to provide developments that can uplift the lives of our homebuyers and help them embrace the new normal,” shared ParkCity Group Chief Executive Officer Datuk Joseph Lau as quoted by NST.
In fact, ParkCity is set to launch a condominium development within ParkCity TownCenter before the end of 2020.
To be known as Park Place, the 53-storey development will sit on a 1.82ha site, featuring 537 apartment units.
Offering substantial green areas as well as natural lighting, the development is poised to be an exciting high-rise living space that offers a holistic and balanced lifestyle incorporating social, working and private spaces to the home, said Lau.
Image source from Desa Park City
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