Sales in Harumi Flag on hold

On March 30, Jiji Press reported that off-the-plan sales in Harumi Flag have been temporarily suspended and the sales showroom closed. The large-scale condo complex on a manmade island in Tokyo Bay was initially planned to be used as the Athletes Village for the 2020 Olympics, but the postponement of the games has thrown a wrench into the scheduling of the post-Olympic refurbishment of the apartments. 

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Sales details announced for new apartments at Athlete’s Village

Official sales marketing for the Athlete’s Village in Tokyo’s Harumi Island was announced last week. The Athlete’s Village will be completed in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with the buildings to be converted into a mix of condo-type and rental-type apartments afterwards. Some additional buildings will be completed after the Olympics have finished.

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Tokyo’s No. 2 Arterial Road to link bayside islands in 2022

The Tokyo government is aiming to have the No. 2 Arterial Road completed by 2022. This road will connect the man-made islands of Kachidoki, Harumi, Shin-Toyosu and Ariake with Shimbashi and provide more convenient access for trucks to access the new fish market and logistics facilities on the islands.

The opening of the road will be two years later than originally planned due to the delayed relocation of the Tsukiji Fish Market to Shin-Toyosu island. Part of the No. 2 road will need to pass through the fish market’s old location in Tsukiji, which means buildings will need to be demolished.

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Tokyo Bay’s transport woes may leave Athlete’s Village an isolated outpost

The Nihon Keizai Shimbun morning paper has suggested that the post-olympic future of Tokyo’s Athletes Village, located on a man-made island in the bay, seems uncertain as the city looks to scale back plans for the bus rapid transit (BRT) system.

Without adequate transport links, one major developer reported that the the potential salability of the 5,600+ condos to be built in the village looks grim.

The Athletes Village will be converted to a mix of rental and condo-style apartments after the 2020 Summer Olympics. The 18 hectare site will have 24 buildings containing over 5,600 apartments and housing over 10,000 residents. Over 4,000 of the apartments will be put on the market for sale, with the remainder to be held as rental-only units.

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Residential tower planned for site opposite Olympic Stadium

Gaien House 3

Gaien House, a 52 year old condominium located in a prime position across the street from the Olympic stadium site and Meiji Jingu Baseball Stadium, is about to be demolished and replaced with a 22-storey building containing apartments, commercial/retail space and childcare facilities. The project forms part of the Jingu-Gaien District Redevelopment, which also includes the demolition of the old Kasumigaoka Public Housing blocks, and the construction of new buildings for the Japanese Olympic Committee and Japan Sport Council.

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