DLF drops mall proposal

DLF IT Park, New Town, Kolkata
DLF has dropped its plans to develop a mall on upmarket Commander-in-Chief Road in Chennai due to the ongoing economic recession.

The company has now sought permission to develop the land as a premium residential project. DLF Southern Homes director KK Raman said, “We have completed the design process. We are awaiting approval to announce the launch of our residential project during October-November 2009”.

Sometime in 2005, DLF Commercial Developers acquired the 4.41-acre property from German major Mico Bosch for about Rs 138 cr and had intended to develop it as a retail-cum-office complex. Later, it revised the plans and applied for a multi-storeyed building status, hoping to develop the property as a mall.

Now, for the second time, the company is revamping its plans. It has approached the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority to permit its reclassification so that the land can be developed as a residential project.

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