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Berlin's city development Senator : Lompscher more apartments am Checkpoint Charlie

The Senate wants to decide "within a year" a land use plan for the land around the world-famous Checkpoint Charlie. The goal is a transformation of the tourist focal point in a living urban quarter with many apartments, a Museum and a public square directly on the Friedrichstrasse. This is the Senator for urban development, Katrin Lompscher (Left) said in an Interview with the daily mirror.

Earlier plans for a predominantly commercial use of the Frederick street Broke in with a "hard rock Hotel" on the property to the East, where the Wall border posts and facilities, from the table. Also the construction of Hotels or Hostels at the Checkpoint Lompscher is challenging due to the traffic load and want to create a report.

to date, close plan of cooperation of the authorities and the company Trockland is over. The company had an Option to purchase the Checkpoint-plots by the end of this month. The surfaces are in the possession of the insolvency administrator. The Land of Berlin has, however, a right of first refusal in the event of a sale.

"No expensive empty city quarter"

The new political line of the Senate in the debate over the Checkpoint of the future, said Lompscher, with its "particular importance" that had not been at the beginning of the planning process "all clear". Citizen participation, as well as an "understanding in the Senate" had resulted in the turnaround.

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To order "no expensive empty city quarter" at the Checkpoint is created, is to be applied to the "Berlin model". This required a future Investor, to create a 30 percent share of subsidised apartments cheap Rent. Ever Lompscher wants to increase "the residential portion" at the Checkpoint. to use

the land as best as possible, to be reported the Site as "Urban area". The reduced distance to areas between the houses than in residential areas. Also, the requirements for noise protection are less. Lompscher also hoping that there will be space for shops with everyday Goods, as well as affordable commercial space for artisans. Could not prescribe the administration.

No signature for expropriation popular initiative

understanding the Senator for the people's initiative to the expropriation of housing companies such as "Deutsche Wohnen". You will not write "for formal reasons" below, the proposal is moving in the framework of the basic law and needed to be carefully examined.

The people were threatened by the excesses in the housing market since the financial crisis, "in their existential conditions of life". Therefore, "we need new limits for rental and purchase prices". The Sharpening of the Rent control by the Ministry of justice was "insufficient" – "what is the Federal power, not enough by far".

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