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This is something Big – Zurich's Bank village is urbanized

headlines are rarely available from Uitikon - or "Üdike", as the Locals of your village. The name of the town has been called the most only incidentally, such

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This is something Big – Zurich's Bank village is urbanized

headlines are rarely available from Uitikon - or "Üdike", as the Locals of your village. The name of the town has been called the most only incidentally, such as Carlos, the Problem-young people, in the measures of center (WSU) a rampage, or after the winter storm Lothar had killed the forest in the Waldegg.

Insignificant Üdike is not "" but. Because on the quiet sun terrace on the Uetliberg mountain, the density of the high earners is as high as nowhere else in the Canton of Zurich. Especially in the case of managers and bankers in the North corner of the Uetliberg mountain is popular.

District in the village size

On the gold coast all of my life, although most, but on average, the population is nowhere to be wealthy than in Uitikon. Half of the approximately 4200 inhabitants and residents are taxed here more than 150000 francs income, and more than 320000 franc assets. Such median values are unmatched in the Canton.

But lose in the near term, the Bank, the village of his top position. "Üdike" is being rebuilt on a larger scale. Because between the Waldegg-junction and the Swiss Federal research WSL Institute a new District for 700 to 1000 new residents.

On a cold December morning, a thick fog hangs over the construction site. The Leuengasse that will one day lead to more than a Kilometer through the neighborhood, is paved already. Nearly of civil engineering Chairman of the Board Markus Stäheli (SVP) would be slipping on the Mature smooth road. Dozens of construction workers are swarming through the settlement, and run the last Work. On the road, the edge of the thick façade elements were installed in the nine multi-family homes available to view. The Coop has already opened, only the customers are missing.

One of the largest construction sites in

Stäheli unfolds his plans. The first houses to be purchased these days, are only the beginning. Some Hundred meters further back in the old country Inn hottingen protrude also cranes from demNebel. The Bücheler-General contractor builds again 13 residential blocks with approximately 200 rental apartments. In addition, a building panel of Implenia.

This General contractor will soon begin Work on two more residential blocks with about 30 apartments. And the fillet piece of the territory has secured a few weeks ago, the Akara Funds AG, 2016 based real estate company from Baar. You want to make 23 multi-family buildings with 220 apartments on the large Meadow in the middle of the land. The owners have opened up the whole area together with the community for more than 13 million Swiss francs.

"This is something Big," says Stäheli dry. In fact, the site counts around the Uitiker hottingen of the largest in the whole Canton of Zurich. A year ago, she was conducted in a TA-ranking of the Mega-sites to rank 13. And at that time, a small part of the pit was first dug.

"I am pleased that the district will revive our village. But what's coming right at us, I can not estimate yet."Chris Linder (FDP)
parish President Uitikon-Waldegg

If the parish President Chris Linder (FDP) to think about the dimensions of the project he says: "I am pleased that the district will revive our village. But what's coming right at us, I can not estimate yet."

Such votes Linder also stop in the village. Many fear that Uitikon, will change his character. "This is not my Üdike", said to him recently, someone who has looked at the Waldegg-crossing the five-storey apartment blocks. But for Linder, it is clear that development cannot be stopped: The land owners have to build the right.

Clear Yes from the population

over 50 years Ago, the country was around the hottingen eingezont, 1987, the municipal Council has initiated a district plan process, the Overbuilding of the last continuous taxes plot of land. After decades of planning, the business finally came in front of people. At a memorable community meeting in the

November, 2013 trusted there were many critical voices, but the design plan for the development of the 70000-square-meter new area has been clearly approved.

It was built said to many multi-storey flat roof to two new places and meeting zones, as they are on the territory of the Trend. You said Yes to the urbanization of Uitikon-Waldegg.

The biggest Unknown is the composition of the population in the neighborhood is for parish President Linder. Will families come? Expats, senior citizens and Senior citizens? Young Couples? He hopes to have a good mixture of the generations, and is confident that his wish comes true. Because in all quarters, parts of it will be small, medium-sized and large apartments for the buyer or tenant. And so the school is approximately 80 to 100 new children, such as school President, Reto Schoch (CVP).

Soon to be the former youth club will be rebuilt in the school house Schwerzgrueb in a kindergarten room. Because this is the new children in the future, however, hardly To be running the architecture competition for a bigger and new construction project in the sports complex of the Commons. The Estimated Construction Volume: 17 Million Francs. A princely sum, a tax increase is not excluded also in the rich Uitikon.

the question of whether there are ever enough people who want to come to Uitikon, and this move can afford. For cheap there's nothing here, and in a further project at the other end of the village, the sale of new homes is facing problems huge, although the view in the mountains is even better.


In the Leuenquartier welcomes it runs better at the Moment, as Stephan Meier, marketing Manager at real estate services provider, ADT Innova, confirmed. The company has already sold all of its built 77 apartments at completely different people. According to Meier, it will be mainly people from the surrounding communities, from Zurich, and from Zurich itself. About 10 percent of the Owners bought the apartments, but not for himself, but as a capital investment and you will rent.

With mixed feelings Margrith Gysel tracks the metamorphosis of their village. She is the President of Pro Uetliberg, and especially for the preservation of the natural landscape of the Uetliberg. That in Uitikon so much Green is concreted over, it hurts her. "So Üdike is the normal Agglo." However, Gysel also sees the positive sides: Compressed Build as in the Leuenquartier all is because better than land destruction due to the construction of single-family homes. In addition, Gysel hopes on less shopping traffic to Schlieren and Zurich. "With the new shops, which will be in the Leuenquartier, we can, in the future, a lot in front of the door-to-door shopping."

Unsolved problem

Nevertheless, the biggest Problem for Gysel of the car traffic, because the birmensdorf road is clogged every day with the many commuters from the Western part of Canton and the Canton Aargau, the travel over the Waldegg to Zurich. Since Gysel, what happens when one day out of the new headquarters, once again, several Hundred cars on the road, in addition to pushing asks.

"I am very pleased. But what genauauf us, I can not estimate yet."Chris Linder,
parish President

This issue also sees the former President of the commune Victor Gähwiler (FDP). Exacerbating the Problem, also, because the city of Zurich has installed at the border of the city, a light signal system that you want to dosing the traffic of the Commuters in the city. The column in front of this traffic light is a month longer, and now extends to the middle to Uitikon. For Gähwiler is clear: "Our authorities must seek with the people of Zurich the conversation."


Also Gähwiler is impressed by the gigantic proportions, which has adopted the Development. At the sight of him is aware that Uitikon, the village of the many single-family homes, will not remain the "island of the blissful".

No Worries, he makes the municipality's finances. He is convinced that Uitikon can maintain its Status as a low tax municipality (currently 83 percent). He anticipates a fall in tax capacity. This could cope with the community but he is convinced: "We will simply deliver less in financial compensation."


Created: 28.12.2018, 10:26 PM

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