The red sidewalk tiles in the inner city are to be replaced after 20 years. This was announced by the mayor and aldermen Tuesday evening.
The council of Eindhoven has released a total budget of nine million euros to renovate the downtown area. That means more designs on the street, more benches and green and also new tiles. This center should then be more charismatic and be a finer place to stay and meet each other.
The replacement of the tiles has been on the wish list of politicians and storekeepers for years. The storekeepers association of the Eindhoven Center says the tiles are worn out and old fashioned. In recent years replacement not a priority due to the economic crisis, says alderman Torunoglu. “Now there is a budget, so we will now also tackle the inner city.”
The investment of 9 million will be paid by the municipality, among other from accumulated reserves, and because additional money is coming from The Hague. The government is spending more money, so there is also more money available for the municipalities. Soon the plans will be submitted to the town council.
Translation: Peter Marijnissen