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Dispute over 175 million Development

369 non-profit apartments, spaces for commercial and service establishments, as well as four kindergartens: In Leutschenbach, next to the SRF television studios, the city with the big dipper. Planned is one of the largest urban housing developments for a total of about 1200 persons.

you should wear "the objectives of the non-profit housing on the Basis of the cost of rent, the social mix and the backup of family dwellings within the meaning of the residential policy article," writes the city Council in its instructions to the project. Cost: a proud 175 million Swiss francs.

Against other debt

Tomorrow, Wednesday, the municipal Council decides on the loan for the residential area Leutschenbach. However, the SVP and the FDP want to have back the business to the city Council. Instead of building yourself, is to tender to the city the land for the new settlement to the public, and with the desired criteria, i.e. in the of the SVP brought in rejection of the application.

The planned Development should not be a new debt, the city realized, says SVP district Council Martin Götzl. Instead, private investors – such as pension funds to come to the train. It had the full funds, and could invest this money currently barely profitable. With the acquisition of building rights to such an Investor could authorize the urbanization of capital, without which the city would have to further into debt. According to Götzl, it is important to prevent an "irresponsible fiscal and growth policy", which is when rising interest rates a "huge challenge" and for future generations of large Contaminated sites.

right next to the settlement is to be created: in The TV Studio Leutschenbach. Photo: Keystone

FDP local councillor, Urs Egger, the "basic mistrust" of the red-green Council complained to private builders. He is convinced that Private could make such a settlement cheaper than the city and the Rent, however, not more expensive.

"The city is building far too expensive,"

Encouraged by the Bourgeois by the testimony of Markus Mettler, CEO of Halter AG, one of the largest construction and real estate companies in Switzerland. "The city is building far too expensive," said Mettler last October in the NZZ in connection with the settlement of Leutschenbach. "We would realize this project for 120 million Swiss francs."

According to Markus Mettler develops, plans and the public sector builds a 20 to 40 percent more expensive than it would be for the primary intended function is necessary, because politicians, Offices, and related organizations Packed up in a project, their respective individual interests, and maximum demands. To need to this in the Know, at the end of not myself pay for it.

building construction superintendent André Odermattt (SP) had such criticism and defended herself in a post in the holder and of the company magazine. He referred once more to the launched project "cost clarity". Thanks to this program should be saved in the case of urban buildings, each of 10 per cent of the costs – even at the residential area of Leutschenbach these requirements had been included, emphasized, or Matt.


an outrageous" The left-green majority on the Council shows little understanding for the criticism of the Bourgeois. "It is by no means a überrissenes project, and we are clearly of the opinion that the city should build more affordable apartments," says AL-councillor Christina Schiller. It was "right and necessary" that the city take an active Part in the housing policy, after all, was written in the municipal code, the aim of rent up to the year 2050, a third of all housing non-profit. The already far-advanced project, silent Elevator in the Leutschenbach completely new, was "absurd," says Schiller.

The last word in the matter of the city of Zurich Voters, probably in next may. In the case of a Yes, the city of 2020 will begin with the construction, then the settlement may be ready by the end of 2023.


Created: 14.01.2019, 19:00 Uhr

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