KL Festival City, Setapak
KL Festival City is a leasehold commercial hub situated along the bustling Jalan Genting Kelang, Danau Kota, Setapak. It was developed by Festival City Sdn Bhd which is a member of Lion Group. It can be found within close vicinity to commercial developments such as StarParc Point and Platinum Walk.
KL Festival City offers shop-offices with built-up area ranging from 379 sf to 772 sf. It also comes with a basement level and also 2 on ground levels car park. It houses over 200 retail units and besides that, the much anticipated Parkson is also one of its anchor tenant.
Tenants and patrons can enjoy a wide selection of retail units such as Bora, Kitschen, Lamage, Modern Mum, Nichii Fashion and much more. Besides that, there are also many personal care and beauty saloons like Bello Nail Spa, London weight management, New York Skin Solution and much more.
Besides Parkson, KL Festival City also houses an Econsave Supermarket for the convenience of its tenants and also patrons. There are also entertainments such as MBO Cineplex which quickly became the popular hang out for the teenagers there.
Apart from that, the newly established Columbia Asia Hospital that is still under-going construction is situated just a 10-minute walk which makes it even more convenient for tenants or the patrons of KL Festival City in case of any sort of medical emergencies.
KL Festival City is also surrounded by many schools within a 1km radius for example, SM Pendidikan Khas Setapak Buta, SM Teknik Setapak, SK Danau Kota, SK Danau Kota 2 and Sekolah Rendah Agama Taman Ibu Kota. It is easily located using Jalan Genting Kelang and Jalan Taman Ibu Kota. Besides that, Wangsa Maju RapidKL LRT station is sited just 1.5km away.
There were mixed reviews regarding the development of KL Festival City. Many thought that it is not right for DBKL to approve so many high rise development projects within the already very congested Setapak area and some even thought that the development approved would be a public park as the area is so packed with apartments, shop-office lots and shopping complexes that there is no more space for playing fields or sports complex around the area.
Apart from that, many are also worried about the traffic condition in the coming years to come as Jalan Genting Klang which is one of the main roads to and fro from many housing areas and shopping complexes in Setapak is already very congested.
However, there are also many that are in favor with the development of KL Festival City saying that it is great that they can get to have another choice of hang out spots and the wider selection of amenities to choose from.