Kota Damansara – A Benchmark for Modern Town Planning

Kota Damansara – A Benchmark for Modern Town Planning

Since its debut in the 1990s, Kota Damansara has gained tremendous traction as a growing township. Spread across 4,000 acres in the district of Petaling Jaya, Kota Damansara was once a forest reserve and is bordered in the west by the Sungai Buloh Industrial Park, whilst Tropicana Golf and Country Club occupy the eastern borders. Bandar Utama is located at the south-eastern fringes of Kota Damansara – a township which was initially pioneered by the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS). The township is linked to Mutiara Damansara via the lengthy stretch of Persiaran Surian which reaches into the heart of Kota Damansara. As it snakes its way into Kota Damansara, Persiaran Surian is dotted with several prominent developments along the way, which include residential and commercial properties.   

Self-sustaining township

Conceptualised to be a self-sufficient township with ample pockets of green spaces, Kota Damansara is divided into 12 sections beginning from Section 1 up to Section 13. A total of 1,000 acres have been earmarked for botanical garden spaces. 

Strategically located close to several major expressways and highways, Kota Damansara is several minutes’ drive from mature neighbouring townships such as Mutiara Damansara, Damansara Perdana, Bandar Utama, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Damansara Damai, Desa Park City, Bandar Sri Damansara, the upcoming Kwasa Damansara, Subang Bistari and Subang 2.  The township boasts excellent amenities that include shopping centres, retail hubs, schools, corporate office towers, public parks, hospitals and educational institutions. Kota Damansara is home to popular hotspots such as Sunway Giza, The Strand commercial centre, Dataran Sunway, Giant Hypermarket and AEON Big Shopping Centre. Several kilometres away from Dataran Sunway is Sunsuria Technology Centre, an industrial zone for small businesses. Kota Damansara has several government and private schools as well as a university campus – SEGi University. Tropicana Medical Centre is a reputable hospital located in the township and serves neighbouring towns as well.

Excellent Connectivity

Kota Damansara enjoys excellent connectivity with four main routes that link the township to the city centre and other key areas. These routes include Persiaran Surian, Persiaran Damansara Indah, Jalan Sungai Buloh, the Damansara-Puchong Highway and the New Klang Valley Expressway. 

As the Klang Valley transforms into a smart city, Kota Damansara is also experiencing these vibes and is set to welcome the new MRT line which is scheduled for completion in 2016. The 51-kilometer track will offer 31 stations with Surian, PJU5 and Kota Damansara stations located within the township. The Surian station will be linked to the adjacent Tropicana Gardens, a mixed-use development, whilst Sunway Nexis will also enjoy direct access to the station via an MRT deck. The upcoming Kwasa Damansara township, located approximately 10 kilometers from the Surian station, is expected to be a major transit hub.

As the Klang Valley transforms into a smart city, Kota Damansara is also experiencing these vibes and is set to welcome the new MRT line which is scheduled for completion in 2016. The 51-kilometer track will offer 31 stations with Surian, PJU5 and Kota Damansara stations located within the township. The Surian station will be linked to the adjacent Tropicana Gardens, a mixed-use development, whilst Sunway Nexis will also enjoy direct access to the station via an MRT deck. The upcoming Kwasa Damansara township, located approximately 10 kilometers from the Surian station, is expected to be a major transit hub.

Residential appeal

The township has drawn the interest of homeowners from around the Klang Valley who see excellent growth potential in this area and aim to invest to garner retain yield and capital appreciation.

Kota Damansara Condominiums & Double Storeys Homes Demand 2013-2015

 

A study conducted by iProperty.com’s iQ from January 2013 to September 2015, reveals that in the 2-storey terrace house category, 56.91% of potential buyers are seeking homes priced from RM700,000 to RM1 million, whilst 22.95% of buyers are seeking units priced from RM500,000 to RM700,000. Homes priced below RM500,000 amount for less than 10% of buyers.

Kota Damansara Residential Demand 2013-2015 – Double Storeys Terrace Houses

However, the study by iQ reveals a totally different buyer trend for condominiums in Kota Damansara. In 2013, approximately 59.68% of buyers are seeking units priced from RM300,000 to RM500,000 and this percentage has decreased to 49.50% in 2015. In 2013,  25.03% of buyers were aiming for units priced from RM500,000 to RM700,000. And this interest has increased to 34.29% in 2015.

Kota Damansara Residential Demand 2013-2015 – Condominiums

 

Future Outlook

Kota Damansara has been increasingly attracting people from across the Klang Valley with its excellent thread-work of public amenities and central location. However, despite its extensive infrastructure, the township can still be considered a young and upcoming suburban enclave that has much more room for growth. The stakes are high on Kota Damansara and it is expected that the township will indeed deliver expectations.

Kota Damansara Township

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