Why Mumbai require projects like One Avighna Park?
Located at Lower Parel is One Avighna Park, an awe-striking cluster redevelopment project in Mumbai. The one-of-its-kind residential project in Mumbai, while elevates the sheer essence of luxury homes, also replicates the benefit of a globally renowned form of structural development, for elevating the quality in civic life. Being executed under the model of cluster redevelopment, One Avighna Park reflects the promise to a quality future, especially for metros like Mumbai, which is facing a serious imbalance in its population density and civic infrastructure.
As Mumbai’s first and only successful cluster development project, One Avighna Park will provide homes that will uplift the lives of more than 700 families. Taking a step ahead, One Avighna Park also reflects its commitment towards eco-consciousness. While offering its occupants with best-in-class amenities and quality civic infrastructure, One Avighna Park maintains a perfect sync with nature.
The critical water concerns are addressed here through groundwater resources and by rainwater harvesting system. Adding to this, are the eco-amenities like the Sewage Water Reclamation Plant to conserve, recycle and reuse water, solar powered resources, Wind Tunnels and lush green landscapes, which are just few among the vibrant facilities being offered at One Avighna Park to its occupants, complementing the traditional Indian lifestyles.
Need for Cluster Redevelopment
Mumbai is a home to more than 14,000 (approximate) cessed structures and nearly 70% of these residential properties are unfit for human habitation, reveals a latest study by the Government. A major challenge clouding on the residential properties in Mumbai is in meeting the lifestyle expectancy and need for quality civic infrastructure.
Many among the residential properties in Mumbai are as old as 100 years or more. Adding more pressure on the need for quality residential properties in Mumbai, are the habituated age-old clusters spread across the city. Such habituated clusters often comprise of old and small-sized residential buildings, which lacks effective transport connectivity and civic infrastructure. These residential properties in Mumbai houses numerous families who live in households of less than 80-100 sq. ft. Connected with narrow and congested roads, poor sanitation facilities, scarcity of water supply and shortage of energy resources – quality civic infrastructure is still a distant dream for this population.
Adding to the criticality of the situation is in accommodating the dynamically growing population as against the limited pace of redevelopment opportunities. In several cases, redevelopment of individual settlements is not an economically, physically and practically a viable solution.
The situation calls for a thoughtful process like cluster redevelopment, which would not just uplift the infrastructural standards but also enhance the quality of civic life. A project reflecting this very spirit of a quality civic life is One Avighna Park, standing tall in the heart of Lower Parel. The only successful cluster redevelopment project being executed in Mumbai, One Avighna Park, opens a new gateway in refining the pace of structural development.
Benefits attached to the cluster development projects, like One Avighna Park, are many and results toward an overall enhancement in the quality of civic life.
The process ensures:
- Quality in civic life: While redevelopment of individual settlements uplifts only the structural appeal of buildings, cluster redevelopment is a complete package in improving the life-standards of its occupants. Be it in upgrading the connectivity to transport networks like widening of roads/inner lanes, or in ensuring core civic infrastructure like sanitation facilities, water and energy supplies, and security, cluster redevelopment is a promise to quality future.
- Improved Safety: A recent study by National Crime Records Bureau points out death of as many as 13,178 people due to collapse of various buildings. Till 2015, up to 1,366 accidents were reported from collapsing of residential properties in Mumbai. Cluster redevelopment projects like One Avighna Park, resolves this concern by revamping the structural quality of residences with advanced safety features.
- De-congestion of urban landmass: Redevelopment of individual settlements results in widening of roads adjacent to only single plot, which is an ineffective solution as it usually comprises of only a small portion. Whereas, in a cluster redevelopment model, an entire area gets upgraded, with wider stretch of roads, making it more effective. Availability of parking spaces within the residences further de-congests the pressure on public roads.
- De-stressing the Civic Body: To upgrade infrastructure facilities such as providing Sewerage Water Reclamation Plant would reduce the load on the civic body. The infrastructure around the cluster gets upgraded without any additional financial burden on the civic body, as a developer is required to contribute a substantial fund as development charges, specifically set for the upliftment of civic infrastructure.
It could be hence rightly said that, cluster redevelopment projects like One Avighna Park in Lower Parel, holds the key to a progressive urban transformation. But, it needs to be realized that the process of cluster development is a thoughtful and a planned process. Unlike the conventional methods, cluster development is about upgrading houses along with the overall thinking of its occupants. The process hence requires a proactive participation of professional developers and civic authorities to enhance the overall quality in civic life.