In the autumn of matches Zurich is expected to be one of the largest planned construction projects in the city, the Overbuilding on the Thurgauerstrasse. Local residents will take the Referendum against the design plan, the municipal Council yesterday has approved. You can get support from the AL and the Greens. You are afraid of this vote?
no, because it is not the first Time that the voting citizens to decide on a design plan. You could do this nine years ago at the Swiss Mill Tower, and they will vote in may on the design plan for the football stadium with the towers. Now you can Express the population in this design plan, which is good.
This is not a one-to-one comparisons, the design plan of the Canton of Thurgau street is mainly residential use.
The population is going to vote as the other votes on a design plan and not on concrete construction projects. It is a kind of special construction zone regulations .
The city has their idea Development in a visualization represent. Visualization: Matthias Gnehm i. A. HBD
But it shows what can be built.
Exactly. With the Plan we allow you to create on the Area of 700 apartments, which will be a non-profit, and inexpensive. The city takes with the age of dwellings and possibly a care centre, a small part of it. The Rest is created by housing cooperatives and foundations. We are approaching the third objective of the Development of non-profit residential buildings in the city and comply with the requirements of the 2000-Watt society. I see it as a great opportunity.
"With the Plan, we allow you to create on the Area of 700 apartments, which will be a non-profit, and inexpensive."City Council André Odermatt (SP)
The design plan has triggered extremely a lot of criticism. What is wrong?
The design plan is not questioned in principle, now has it confirmed by the municipal Council. In all of the applications that were made, are changes that make the project more environmentally friendly. Usually such requirements are incorporated only in the specific project and are not already in this Phase.
The AL and the Greens speak of is exactly why by a Patchwork of Pflästerli policy.
Many of the Changes were originally tabled by the Green, now you are suddenly against the design plan. You are of the opinion that he can not be cured by all the adjustments. The basic construct you will not have doubts in the previous Phase yet.
you Can understand the criticism of the Green?
no. Already in the test planning we decide on a climate analysis – at a time when hardly anyone about the climate speech. We have everything in etappierbare Plots divided with open and green spaces, we see courtyards, there will be Vorzonen and so on. We make everything, what is today a modern, ecological urban design with inner compression.
"We make everything, what is today a modern, ecological urban design with inner compression."City councillor André Odermatt (SP)
Yes, for me it is a pattern of planning, showing how the city of Zurich to implement the inner compression. You question is a response to the urban sprawl and the urgent climate.
residents are opposed to the design plan, and in an IG have closed, criticize that the city has taken into account only the Area of the thurgauerstrasse for the design plan and not the whole pit arable area – also the Area where you live.
The design plan includes the piece of Land that belongs to the city. There is since 2002 a design plan obligation. In planning, we have considered the neighborhood, of course. Against the pit arable area has about the building heights drop considerably. And we are not aware of the new Development over the Pit ackerstrasse to tap into, in order to keep the traffic away from the neighborhood.
For the IG pit arable the former Bern city planner, Jürg Sulzer, a study to create an alternative Development. Visualization: Lisa Looser, 3drender.ch
Why, but you have the design plan, as is now required over the whole neighbourhood is placed?
There is simply no reason the reason a design plan owners to impose. I am convinced that some of them would have to fight it. And rightly so. There are 140 individual land owners, and most of them can already build with the applicable building and zoning regulations about the current portfolio out. Land owners join together, you can achieve for your parcel of land with an Area Bonus or a design plan for an even better utilization. And a similar build, as it is provided for the adjacent buildings in the planning.
The IG also says that housing cooperatives were involved late in the process and that hardly any more will be ready to build on the thurgauerstrasse. Do you share that view?
There are different signals. The city is in constant and intensive contact with the Association of housing cooperatives. Reservations you have, especially in the high-rise buildings – because of the cost. On the cooking Area, the GCPS will build for example a skyscraper, which is similar to the on the Thurgauerstrasse provided for high-rise buildings. We have included certain housing cooperatives in the test planning, would have made it quite quickly to the question of whether this would have been a preliminary decision for one or the other cooperative.
another point of criticism of the IG: you say that the whole Development had to be created in "a Difference". Is that true?
no, the Development is to take place in stages created. I hope that housing cooperatives to get their act together, to realize within the Plots of joint projects.
"The buildings at the Pit ackerstrasse, we have reduced due to the objections to a stick."City councillor André Odermatt (SP)
IG-President Christian Häberli says that IG have made many objections to the design plan, but hardly any had been taken into account. What do you think of this statement?
We have made significant adjustments. The buildings at the Pit ackerstrasse, we have reduced, for example, due to the objections to a stick. We went back with the advantage. And we can protect the house.
If you could start the project with the Knowledge of today, what would you do differently?
Probably we would refer to the housing cooperatives through the Association of early involvement. And probably an even more intense exchange with the headquarters search.
What is the meaning of the Referendum for you? Just a time delay?
A Referendum is part of the democratic process. But Yes, there is a delay in the case of a business, in which we are planning already for a long time. Strongly, the school house and the Park. Both are approved, it will be the concrete projects already exist. There, we can plan and build.
"With the school house and the Park, we would make but also in the case of a refusal, to design a plan forward."City councillor André Odermatt
What would be a ' no ' to the design plan?
We would need in the residential and commercial buildings back to zero to start. This means a delay of eight to ten years. With the school house and the Park, we would make but also in the case of a refusal, to design, plan, residential and commercial forward.
Created: 27.02.2020, 12:05 PMUpdated Date: 02 March 2020, 08:02