The large and vacant plot of land located between Daikanyama and Nakameguro may finally see some activity as the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Meguro Ward have announced that they are seeking tenders from developers for the 8,500 sqm site.
The land was previously the site of lodgings for the Japanese National Railway Settlement Corporation (JNRSC). The property was acquired by the Tokyo Government and Meguro Ward in 1995 for approximately 6.4 billion Yen. Initial plans were for an aged-care facility and public housing.
The Kyu-Asakura House is located across the road on the northern side. Built in 1919, this is registered as an Important Cultural Property. Due to the proximity to the historic home and grounds,the building height cannot exceed the height of the trees in the Asakura estate. E.g. the maximum building height is 21 meters from Saigoyama Dori Street, which is the lowest part of the site. The building volume ratio (yosekiritsu) for this site is just 200%.
The concept of the “Kamimeguro 1 Chome Project” is to create a link between Daikanyama and Nakameguro. Proposals will be accepted in March 2016, with a decision announced in the following May.
Source: Bureau of Urban Development Tokyo Metropolitan Government, October 8, 2014.