Region. Good news for Altlußheim, Ketsch and Schwetzingen: The municipalities will receive a total of 2.07 million euro from the 2022 urban development program.
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“I am delighted that a total of EUR 2.07 million will flow to our constituency of Schwetzingen from the 2022 Urban Development Program this year. Altlußheim receives 190,000 euros (Altlußheim-West) of an increase in financial aid for the ongoing urban regeneration, Ketsch 280,000 euros (city center) and Schwetzingen 900,000 euros for the federal rail repair workshop, and 700,000 euros for the Herzogstraße / Schlossplatz area. In this way, the state ensures that important projects can be re-implemented locally, ”he explained
CDU MEP Andreas Sturm of Neulußheim in a press release on Friday afternoon.
As announced by the competent minister, Nicole Razavi Sturm, the Ministry of Regional Development and Housing will make available approximately EUR 237 million this year for 313 regeneration activities in cities. About 76 million euro of this comes from the federal government. “As the program is very popular and there are far more applications than could be approved, it is all the more gratifying that three municipalities in my constituency have been launched and can now go on with their projects,” says Sturm.
The CDU MP continued in a press release: “Urban development funding celebrated its 50th birthday in 2021 and is as flexible as ever. As an educational program, it always responds to new, central challenges so that municipalities are prepared for the future. By providing long-term planning and at the same time allowing the necessary freedom, urban development funding is a reliable support for urban development projects in our cities and communities. ”
Member of the Green Parliament dr. Andre Baumann is pleased: “With funding for urban development, we are implementing what we are striving for nationwide locally: to make our communities friendly and sustainable.” green state government. “For us Greens” internal development before external development “refers to the policy of sustainable construction. This means: We want to allocate unused areas in the center first to protect the valuable green spaces outside, Baumann said in a press release Friday evening. Other examples are the vigorous renovation of old buildings and the promotion of green and open spaces for a climate-resilient city.
In the background of the program
Overall, the Ministry of Regional Development and Housing will allocate approximately EUR 237.19 million this year to urban regeneration activities. About 76 million euro of this comes from the federal government. In total, 313 measures are financed for urban regeneration. They include 51 new and 262 funds for which further funds will be released. Financing for urban development focuses on inner-city and urban programs, the creation of living space and climate protection measures. To cope with the consequences of a pandemic, cities and communities receive increased support to keep their inner cities alive. When it comes to climate protection, the emphasis is primarily on the energy renovation of old buildings, reduction of noise and exhaust fumes or supporting wooden structures. One of the main tasks of financing urban development is to create affordable living spaces for all age groups and populations, and to maintain an attractive living and living environment for residents. The subsidies are allocated to the modernization of flats in order to modernize them in terms of energy and ensure accessibility. At the same time, care is taken to preserve the historical building tissue.
According to the latest information, in the next few years, approximately 2,500 new flats are to be built on the newly created land for development, and approximately 2,400 are to be modernized. About 10,900 new flats and about 8,000 flats can be modernized on the redeveloped areas for which further funds have been released.
Financing urban development provides municipalities with particular planning security by approving financial aid for periods of typically eight to twelve years. Financing for urban development also acts as an economic engine, as each euro used releases an average of eight euro for further public and private investment. The regional construction industry and trade benefit from this.
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