Leefbaar Eindhoven: impoverishment by building vacancy

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

EINDHOVEN – The increasing amount of vacant offices and other buildings not only has financial consequences according to ‘Leefbaar Eindhoven’ (local political party). It is also bad for the street perception and leads to impoverishment. The party has warned the Eindhoven city council for that.

As an example, the political party names the Wilhelminaplein in Eindhoven. There’s an empty building and the development plan ensures according to LE that it cannot quickly be rented.The result is that the owner has boarded the building completely to avoid that strangers will enter. Leefbaar Eindhoven is afraid that the growing vacancy will only lead to more of this kind of boarded buildings. Especially since the police does not give priority to protection of empty buildings according to LE.The City of Tilburg will charge fines up to 7500 euro to owners of empty offices and shops. When the owners do not report on time that their store or office building will be empty more than half a year, they risk a fine.Deputy Yves de Boer (VVD) doesn’t see any reason for a building stop for offices in Brabant. He said that recently in response to the decision of the province of Gelderland. In the coming years no new offices will be built there, because a million square feet of office space is vacant.Source: Omroep Brabant






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