The Gautrain Station is a given and because of it, development in Rosebank will increase. The face of Rosebank will change, but will it maintain its character? The urban development frameworks proposed for the City of Joburg clearly outline urban design principles for all future development to ensure that this is the case, while promoting the full potential of the Gautrain Station through Transport Oriented Developments (TOD) principles.
Rosebank can keep its character if itís most important characteristics are kept; large trees, walkable streets, higher densities, schools, work opportunities, galleries, public amenities, and its cosmopolitan mix of entertainment uses. By preventing cluster developments, the tried and tested typology of apartments fronting the street can be achieved, where security, privacy, and a vibrant community feel prevail. Focus on pedestrian environments further promotes the public transport benefits originating with Gautrain.