Urbanco has recently implemented revisions to its regulations, permitting the construction of 10-storey buildings on publicly allocated housing land in Hulhumale’.
In a departure from its prior stance, Urbanco had previously enforced a limit of seven floors, accompanied by terraces, for public residential structures in Hulhumale’. However, the regulatory amendments now facilitate the erection of buildings up to 10 floors or 31 meters on residential plots. Notably, these changes also entail modifications in terrace usage regulations, allowing half of the terrace space to serve as shelter, excluding the basement area. For buildings surpassing a height of 15 meters, the inclusion of elevators becomes mandatory, with the elevator machinery room positioned up to four meters above the terrace level.
The updated guidelines also introduce a requirement for parking allocation based on the number of apartments within the building. Under these provisions, each two-bedroom apartment necessitates a minimum of two designated motorcycle parking spaces, while one motorcycle parking space is mandated for each one-bedroom apartment.
These regulatory modifications concerning building height are in concordance with the ongoing land allocation initiatives undertaken by Urbanco in Hulhumale’, as well as in Gulhifalhu and Giraavaru Falhu.