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The Federal government has a einzonung stop for the Canton of Zurich

all the people of Zurich, the economy of the Canton with the largest management, the Federal on a black list: in addition to the small cantons of Zug, Obwalden and Glarus, Zurich, may 1. May not Einzonungen more. Land may not be converted from a construction zone into a construction zone. This applies both to arable land as well as for recreational or free zones. Reason: The Canton has managed, within five years, the spatial planning act of the Federal government on time.

Kägis mills grind slowly, you might say. The Director of planning Markus Kägi (SVP) had on 5. February, to inform all the municipalities and planning organizations in the Canton of the einzonung ban. So ugly the verdict of Bern is signed, it has been a long time. In 2013, 71 percent of Zurich's voting population had adopted the national spatial planning act on 1. In may 2014, it entered into force. Since then, the cantons have had time to settle, among other things, the value of compensation. However, the Zurich draft law is still in the middle of the Commission's work.

Three years in a "management internal interdisciplinary and cross Directorate working group" – the official designation needed in order to develop a complicated law. 1128 applications for 2016 resulted in procedures for the Consultation. A further one and a half years it lasted, until the government gave in March 2018, the virtually unchanged the law of the Canton Council's Commission. Up to the cut-off date 30. April 2019, a conclusion is impossible.

in addition, since SP, Green, AL, the tenants Association and housing cooperatives could not prevail with a higher value of compensation, they have countered with a people's initiative. This should be in the autumn adopted, the new law obsolete. The water law sends his regards.


Politically, but also among the municipalities of the added value of balancing Einzonungen, and Zoning particularly controversial. For example, If a hectare of agricultural land is umgezont in a good location to land, is this instead of 100000 francs suddenly worth $ 20 million. In the whole of the Canton's probably billions. From this value, the property owner must give a certain percentage of the Canton and the municipality, because they have to build for the new districts, train stations, streets, playgrounds, bike stations, parks, school houses and kindergartens.

For the bourgeois parties, this compensation should be as low as possible, for the left as well as the cities with scarce land reserves to 60 percent, respectively. This upper limit corresponds to the case-law of the Federal court. The template of the governing Council provides that municipalities are allowed to a maximum of siphon 15 percent of the value. In addition, 5 percent of the flow is mandatory in a cantonal Fund.

The popular initiative requires that the municipalities must set tax rates yourself, because the situation of the construction in cities and small rural communities differs greatly. 15 percent is not enough for the municipalities to Finance the desired compaction. The governing Council and the Commission for planning and building reject the Initiative. Their arguments: A high added-value tax would lead to higher construction costs and rents, what is harmful, in turn, the inner compression, and to the destruction of the culture of the country. To is the Initiative and act, the Zurich electorate have the last word.

high school area affected?

The einzonung prohibition applies until the regulated value-added tax. The Letter from the Director of planning Kägi has led the municipalities to uncertainty. Jörg Kündig (Gossau), the President of the municipal President of the Association, speaks of an "absolute Nuisance" and accuses the government, that he had left too much time. The ban on lead in the municipalities to a "design block". It can be also blocked planning templates, which are located in Canton already in the approval process. Particularly strong from the einzonung stop the city of Zurich is affected. Urs Spinner, the Department of the Secretary of the civil engineering Department, suspected that the Canton wanted to win with a complicated law, "the Oscar". Other Swiss cantons have proved that it is even easier.

Urs Spinner confirmed a list of the NZZ, according to which the einzonung prohibition, the following projects could be affected: the huge residential development on the Thurgauerstrasse, the sports centre of Oerlikon, the Irchel Campus of Zurich or ETH Campus on the hönggerberg. Even the development of the higher education area may be delayed, according to Spinner. Plan for the area is still a white spot and not building land.


Created: 18.02.2019, 23:41 PM

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