This TOPIC focuses on Serviced Apartment development in Selangor.
The latest JPBD version 3.0 has put a maximum size cap on the unit size of serviced apartment. That is a unwelcoming condition that restricts the product type and variation that developers can provide. Nevertheless, given the slow current market condition, most members won’t resist it too much and prefer to focus on small units anyway.
One very frustrating condition in JPBD Ver 3.0 is the requirement of 30% of GFA dedicated to commercial retail. We are all too familiar with the over supply of shopping malls in some location. Furthermore, in some location, a mall is simply not viable. We know from our member’s feedback that MBSA has reduced the requirement by a little but not enough to be viable. Please share your experience here from other city council.
Different city council treat the “MANUAL GARIS PANDUAN” differently. Some read it by the words. Some treat it some general guideline and use it with their discretion to vary where necessary. REHDA Selangor should create a campaign to encourage city councils to empower themselves to use their wise discretion to vary the guideline where necessary. Surely the guidelines are not wide enough to encompass all scenarios.
Note: Please feel free to join REHDA Selangor sub committee for Planning and Policies. Please call REHDA Selangor secretariat office and let the staff know of your interest to participate. We will invite you to our sub committee meeting. You may also bring along your problem for discussion (but we cant promise to have a solution for you!).