About the Project
Casa Mia was originally a hotel built in the 1940s. It was purchased by the City in 1984 with the intention of providing accommodation for senior citizens who are able to care for themselves. The refurbishment of the existing 11 storey building by the City of Johannesburg’s Housing department began in September 2008 and will yield a total of 179 units ranging from rooms with shared facilities, bachelor units and a few 1 and 2 bedroom units. The ground floor will likely provide space for communal uses which are still to be determined. Currently, a crèche and an IT Centre are being planned for a portion of the ground floor. This project will provide long-term housing for higher income households. Rentals in this project range from R960 to R2700 per month.