| 29 February 2024, Thursday |

Masterplan revealed for new planned city in Saudi Arabia

The blueprint for a new planned city in Saudi Arabia that will support non-profit organizations has been presented.

The Misk Foundation, founded by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has released an aerial plan of the development, which will be erected to the west of Riyadh.

The Nonprofit City of Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be 3.4 square kilometers in size.

More than 300,000 square meters will be devoted to commercial spaces, with 20,000 people expected to be employed.

Retail, entertainment, and food and beverage shops will occupy about 100,000 square meters.

There are also plans for 500 villas and townhouses, as well as 6,000 apartments, which will house around 18,000 people.

Open green spaces will occupy nearly half of the land (44 percent).

According to the Mohammed bin Salman Foundation, the new city was developed with a particular focus on sustainability and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure.

In the next months, more information regarding the development phases will be provided.

Several planned metropolitan megaprojects in Saudi Arabia are currently underway, including the Red Sea project, NEOM, and Diriyah Gate.

The industrial cities of Jubail and Yanbu, which were chosen to become centers of industry in the 1970s, are examples of the Kingdom’s history of constructing planned cities.

  • alarabiya