The city is to serve as model for the development of the nonprofit sector globally
The masterplan for the Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City has been unveiled by the Mohammed bin Salman Foundation (Misk). Billed as the first of its kind in the world, the city will occupy an area of 3.4sqkm in the Kingdom.
According to a statement, the city’s general masterplan includes residential areas with 500 villas and townhouses, as well as 6,000 apartments with multiple floor plans; all are anticipated to accommodate nearly 18,000 residents. The city will embody a human-centered, advanced digital metropolis designed to be sustainable and pedestrian-friendly. Over 44% of the city’s total area will be dedicated to open green spaces in the continued advancement of its sustainable development.
The vision for the city is to serve as model for the development of the nonprofit sector globally and as an incubator for youth and volunteer groups as well as local and international institutions, the statement noted.
Misk explained that the city will contribute to achieving its goals of supporting innovation, entrepreneurship and qualifying future leaders by defining nonprofit work in its internal operational concept and in terms of opportunities and youth training programs it will provide. In addition, the project will provide services that contribute to creating an attractive environment for all beneficiaries of the city’s offerings.
The aerial photos illustrate the boundaries of Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City. Wadi Hanifa lies to the north of the city, while the Irqah neighbourhood lies to the south, along Western Ring Road. The area for the city was allocated by HRH Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Misk and has been developed financially under his patronage since its inception, Misk stated.
Commercial areas in the city are estimated to cover more than 306,000sqm, with an estimated workforce to reach approximately 20,000. Around 99,000sqm have been allocated for retail, entertainment, and food and beverage outlets serving both residents and visitors alike, the statement concluded.