An area just east of Sengaku-ji Temple in Takanawa, Tokyo, has entered the very early stages of discussions for a possible future redevelopment. The area covers 11,000 square meters and currently includes a number of low-rise houses, office and apartment buildings. It also includes Sengaku-ji’s Middle Gate and temple road.
Sumitomo Realty is taking part in planning and preparation. A town planning decision is eyed for 2018 and construction could start by 2020.
The eastern side of the redevelopment district fronts onto the Daiichi-Keihin highway and is close to Sengakuji Station. It is also nearby a future new station on the Yamanote Line scheduled to open in 2020.
There are approximately 250 landholders, including 200 apartment owners. Over 80% have already agreed to participate in the redevelopment project. The buildings within the zone include:
- Co-Op Takanawa Kurumazaka: 1970
- Evergreen Building: 2002
- Felicity Takanawa: 1988
- Grace Building Sengaku-ji-mae: 1994
- Kyowa Takanawa Mansion: 2006
- Miura Konyo Building / Art Hills Takanawa: 1999
- Sea Breeze Towers: 1977
- Takanawa White Mansion: 1972
- Takanawa Green Mansion: 1970
Although Sengaku-ji Temple is not a landholder in the project, they are providing a special consultant to participate in planning discussions.
Sengaku-ji is a buddhist temple established in 1612 by Tokugawa Ieyasu. Daimyo (1667 – 1701) and his retainers – the – are interred in the temple grounds. In 2014, local residents were opposed to the construction of an 8-story apartment building that was located next to the temple’s entrance.
In December 2015, Minato Ward added a revision to their Landscape Plan that requires consultation prior to any developments that adjoin heritage buildings, including shrines and temples.
Source: The Daily Engineering & Construction News, January 16, 2017.