Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the master developer and licensing authority for the Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) Free Zone, provided an update today on its plans to activate car parking barriers already installed across the community.
To date, residents, workers and visitors have had open access to parking across the development. However, with the completion of the majority of the clusters, tower developers and Owners Associations (OAs) will need to start formalising parking at their respective towers, including the allocation of parking bays to specific units. This process will enable the Dubai Land Department to issue Title Deeds to property owners with specific parking bays indicated on title.
These changes are expected to take place on a rolling basis in negotiation with tower developers and OAs in each cluster from early in the summer to the end of the year.
DMCC will be activating parking barriers across the 25 clusters, which will be operated under a centralised system managed by the DMCC and its Managing Agent for the master community, Concordia. The system will be run using proximity card technology. Allocation of parking spaces and proximity cards will vary based on developers’ agreements with owners and occupiers. Proximity cards will be issued in advance of barrier activation in coordination with tower developers and OAs.
Over the next few months, tower developers and OAs will notify owners and tenants of the transition process and timing, which will be staged to provide for the differing needs of each cluster, and ensure full community engagement and appropriate flow of information. DMCC will support developers and OA’s in their efforts to ensure that all residents, commuters working in JLT and visitors are fully informed in a timely manner. JLT’s online community portal – www.dmcc.ae/jltcommunity – will be updated regularly as information becomes available.
Matthew Lomax, Director, Property, DMCC commented: “The activation of parking barriers and the allocation of parking bays across JLT will be no different to that implemented across major estates in Dubai. We are committed to working with each cluster to help implement the system in the most efficient manner possible. In addition, we will increase the amount of unallocated overflow car parking across JLT to accommodate visitors, as well as encourage, where possible, use of alternative modes of transport such as JLT’s two metro stations and access to bus services. This will be supported by improved attractive pedestrian accessibility from the metro stations to the various clusters.”