City to get almost 200 new homes

The Eindhoven Municipality is well-aware of the desperate housing situation the region is facing.

They are, therefore, planning on building 188 new rental houses in the city. In partnership with property developer, Burgland Real Estate, 188 new homes will be constructed in Willemstraat.

These parties have completed a feasibility study regarding new building plans at Van de Ven & Co and the Vogelzangterrein. These sites are on both sides of Willemstraat, just outside the city centre. Burgland can now apply for an environmental permit and zoning plans for both areas. This moves the construction plans into the next phase.

In total, 188 rental properties will be built. Forty-two of these will be single-family units, and 146 will be flats. The height of the building will vary between three and five stories. Sixty of the total number of units fall into the average price for rentals.

Burgland has agreed that these houses will remain in the rental sector for a mimimum of ten years. This agreement is one of the measures the City Council is taking to keep the supply of homes for rent up to scratch.

Sustainable plans

A landscaping company from Rotterdam has laid plans for both areas. These plans are for the public areas as well as the building projects themselves. Central to these plans are urban renewal, water management, biodiversity, and lifestyle experience. Factors include the way in which plants can be used on balconies and roof terraces and heat stress prevention of heat stress. The use of solar energy is also in the plans.

The Housing Offensive

The availability of houses has to increase dramatically. The Municipality wants construction to occur where there is the most needed. There must be homes that are accessible to medium-to-low-income families. Rental units must be in the mid-range price, and there must be affordable social rental houses. This is why they launched the ‘Housing Offensive’ last year. This ensures that suitable locations are found. It also gives priority to promising plans and procedures so as to get plans quickly off the ground.

Source: Gemeente Eindhoven

Photo: studio040

Translator: Melinda

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