The overall spatial structure of Shenzhen New Marine Town has been made public in a detailed draft plan, which was released by the Shenzhen Municipal Planning and Natural Resources Bureau.
The new marine town project is planned to cover an area of 6.86 square kilometers from the Pearl River estuary in the west to the Riverside Expressway in the east, and from the south exit of Bailu River (river closure) in the south to Dongbao River in the north, Shenzhen Economic Daily reported yesterday.
The new marine town will employ about 150,000 people and have 64,000 residents.
According to the draft plan, the new marine town’s center will link with the north side of the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center to provide urban services and bay area public services.
Meanwhile, the new marine town’s wharf and harbor basin in the south will be utilized to build a coastal recreation area.
Residential compounds and industrial areas are planned in the north and south of the new marine town, respectively, with factors such as geographical environment, industrial development, aviation limits on building heights and noise impact taken into consideration.
According to the draft plan, the new marine town will enable Shenzhen to participate in the global competition and cooperation in the development of blue economy.
The new marine town will prioritize the development of modern marine industries. It will encourage the development of scientific and technological services and professional services.
The new marine town is also planned to have a series of vibrant and highly recognizable communities and landmarks from north to south, according to the draft.
Three Metro lines are planned to connect the new marine town area, namely lines 18, 20 and 30.