Harare City council has approved the development of a new shopping mall at the corner of Joshua Nkomo and Dieppe Road in Cranborne as the capital moves to entice investors and afford its residents ease of access to shopping malls.
The end of May, 2017 full council approved the setting up of the shopping mall.
“A permit be granted authorising the use of stand 16944 Harare Township for a shopping mall which incorporates Zimpost, sorting offices, banks, bars, medical centre supermarket and retail shops,” reads part of the latest minutes.
Director of works Eng Phillip Pfukwa under whose purview the approval was sought reported to council that the property was situated within a commercial zone. This means the new land use required the consent of the city.
The strategically located mall is expected to draw its clientele from Braeside, Sunningdale, St Martins, Arcadia, Cranborne, Hillside, Mbare and the travellers along Glenara, Joshua Mqabulo Nkomo Expressway and Seke Road.
Council recently approved an investment policy designed to promote investment in the capital.