Hardturm stadium: The AL shifts

The Ball is round, and the game has no end. 17. May the city of Zurich again on the construction of a football stadium, the Hardturm area. In the extension of t

Hardturm stadium: The AL shifts

The Ball is round, and the game has no end. 17. May the city of Zurich again on the construction of a football stadium, the Hardturm area. In the extension of the Alternative list is putting on the Jersey of the opponent. At the last Assembly, the AL decided that the no-Parole.

"The result was surprisingly clear," says AL-councillor Andrea Leitner. "Football fans said were against the project. One has asked the city planning about the Sport."

The no-Parole actually comes unexpectedly. Long the AL could not decide whether to approve the stadium construction. The members fluctuated between the role as a Football fan, social politician and climate activist.

split AL

In November 2018, from just under 54 percent of the Voters for the stadium project. Planned are: a football stadium with 18’000 seats, two high-rise buildings with offices and 570 apartments, as well as a settlement with 174 cooperative apartments. The project is financed by the real estate company HRS, and Credit Suisse, as well as a cooperative. The city, of the country belongs to, granted the investors a discount on the building real interest rate: a maximum of 1.7 million Swiss francs per year. In the vote of 2018, the AL voting share had decided. Some of the AL members criticized the luxury apartments in high-rise buildings and the destruction of green space; others praised the cooperative apartments and the football stadium.

After winning the vote, investors had to submit a so-called design plan. It is, among other things, the environmental impact of the project will be addressed. For example, the noise or the Size of the green areas.

SP: voting share

In October 2019, the Zurich city Council approved the design plan well. Remarkable: the AL-ward councillors and councils voted in favour. You have to respect, so the Argument that the people's decision. The Greens were the only party against it. The SP, which has fought the project for 2018 is still going strong, abstained.

In consequence of the IG seized open spaces of Zurich-West, the Referendum against the design plan. Too little respecting the climate, she argues. Now, the AL as the first party of the IG. The Greens are likely to follow soon (the official decision is still pending). Unclear it looks at the SP. She has not taken your Parole yet. The management, however, says Co-President Liv Mahrer, recommend that the party abstain. What does that mean? "A bit more voting share," says Mahrer.

Created: 10.03.2020, 18:57 PM

Updated Date: 10 March 2020, 18:04

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