Clear planning goals for the urban space Bayerischer Bahnhof
The development of the Stadtraum Bayerischer Bahnhof is starting again. On February 6th, 2019, the city of Leipzig, as well as project sponsors, are introducing two additional agreements, which are ready to be signed. These agreements concretize the finalized urban contract from November 2018. This contract mainly includes concrete planning objectives, the further procedure of the development process as well as the participation of the public. The city council decided about the deals in March.
Mayor Burkhard Jung comments: „Leipzig continues to grow. Even if the growth slightly flattened, we urgently need new apartments, schools, and daycares if we want to face future challenges. The development around the Bayerischen Bahnhof plays an important role. I am delighted that after a relatively long downtime, the development is starting again.”
The construction mayor Dorothee Dubrau: „We are having good and constructive talks with the project sponsors, and the outcome so far is an adequate, feasible urban contract. That is an excellent condition to quickly and consistently turn the area into a new high-quality urban space, which emerges around a vast and important district park and offers a place to live for around 2700 inhabitants.“
Patrik Fahrenkamp, chairman of the board of the Leipziger Stadtbau AG: „We are delighted that we can take the next step after signing the first urban development contract. We considered the advice and wishes of politics. We looked for a partner to develop the most parts of the apartments and who commits itself long-term to the city. With BUWOG we gained a partnership with one of the most efficient and innovative apartment developers.We are looking forward to a successful collaboration”.
The urban space Bayerischer Bahnhof is designed as a high-quality and modern quarter. The plan is to develop 1.600 apartments for about 2.700 residents. The primary school at the Kurt-Eisner-Straße as well as the daycare with around 330 daycare spots in the area of the former canning factory „Gurken-Schuhmann” should be finalized by mid-2022. Furthermore, an area of about 150.000 m² will be for office and commercial use ( primarily in the South of Kurt-Eisner-Straße/Semmelweisstraße).
The new residential quarter at the der Lößniger Straße will offer environmental-friendly and innovative mobility forms to avoid as many cars as possible within the quarter. A new public city park will be developed along the Bahntrasse and will stretch towards the adjacent city quarters and offer many people recovery and sport possibilities.
Also, the plan includes pedestrian and cycle paths with North and South orientation as well as crossing facilities with east and West orientation for pedestrians and cyclists. Besides, the connection to the extended bridge Steinstraße in the South of the Kurt-Eisner Straße/Semmelweisstraße will be enabled.
The project sponsors and the city Leipzig pay great attention to the implantation of comprehensive urban ecological requirements and qualities. For the new quarter, a separate development plan is necessary. The implantation and realization into construction stages are expected to happen by the end of 2027.
The first urban development contract between the project sponsor and the city of Leipzig got signed on November 20th, 2018. This contract also defines the rules for the cooperation and secures the outcome of the previous agreement – based on the competition result from the year 2011.
In the meantime, the contract between the project sponsors and the city Leipzig got concretized through the creation of two further agreements. These agreements include concrete planning goals, the next sequences of the development process as well as detailed plans of the construction deployment of all subsections. It also defines cost-sharing of daycare and primary school places of the project sponsor and the participation of the public as well as contract fines in the event of non-compliance of contractual obligations regarding the development of single construction areas.