Buildings are to be constructed on the Vogelzang site in Eindhoven’s Vonderkwartier.
After 40 years, there will be an end to the nuisance caused by the contaminated soil and water and homeless people on the site. Sixty rental properties are to be built there. These will be leased for between EUR700 and EUR1.100 per month.
The neighbourhood residents are pleased that the neglected area will finally be tackled but are worried about the proposed use of the area. “Communication with us was not clear enough”, says local resident, Harry Janssen. “We have, for example, far too few parking spaces and with this, that will only become less”.
Also, the local residents are concerned about the appearance of the building. “It should be in the style of the area and, when I just look at the plans, it is not”, Janssen explains.
IJsbrand Alberts of project leader, Burgland, says that the company does not agree with the local residents’ criticism. “We think we have communicated properly with them. We gave the residents the opportunity to provide feedback on the plans. We have worked really hard to please everyone. But you just cannot make everyone happy.”
The next step for local residents is to enter into talks with the Municipality. These begin on Tuesday evening with the City Council.
Translated by: Bob
Edited by: Melinda