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Uto Kulm to buy? The politicians and fry's Nemesis say

The forest, the quietness, the view on the city: The Zurich home mountain has an emotional value. In money terms, it is a million-dollar business: annual turnover of 16 to 19 million, balance sheet total in 2008 to 22 million, at the time, estimated value of buildings and tower: about 37 million Swiss francs.

Now the owner of Giusep Fry plays to sell with the idea of the Hotel Uto Kulm AG. Fry even keeps himself covered. His son Fabian is since this summer, the Deputy Director of the hotel. But also the city of Zurich has an interest, such as the green city Council member Daniel Leupi signaled. About "any negotiations" wanted to Leupi say nothing. Fry himself said of 2014 compared to a SRF-journalists, that he would sell the Uto Kulm for "a sum in the high two-digit million range".

a greater say at the house mountain

Margrith Gysel by the Association Per the Uetliberg, the rumours that Fry wants to make, for months heard. For the Association Board of Directors is clear: "We would welcome it if the city would accept the property," she says. The city could then enforce finally the design plan, the traffic wars situation and the access to the viewing platform for the Public to ensure. Too many cars would drive on the Uetliberg, says Gysel. The Uetliberg is car-free mountain, BLN-area in the Federal inventory of landscapes and natural monuments, and demand special care.

There were coordination problems, criticized the Association's President. The municipality of Stallikon, there is the one who approves of the Events on the mountain, rides the rides. "This is nonsense. The events would need to be fully considered and more restrictive approval process," she says. In the case of Events such as Private weddings, the viewing platform was also often freely accessible. "The most important view-point of the Canton of Zurich should be a part of the city."

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want To buy the city of Zurich, the Uto Kulm?

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66.7%

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33.3%

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Yes

66.7%

no.

33.3%

6 votes


In the case of the parties, the opinions diverge. The city party President of the Green, Felix Moser, supports the city Council: "If it is really for sale, it is necessary to check it. It is Zurich's house mountain. If he belongs to the city, can you say much better what is going on up there and what is not." The view from the tower, for example, could be free.

"The use of the Uetliberg should be in the interest of the city of Zurich – not a luxury resort."CVP-city party President Karin Weyermann

"definitely consider" the CVP-President Karin Weyermann. Finally, it is a tourism Hotspot. "Of course you have to weigh the price against the public interest. But the use of the Uetliberg should be in the interest of the city of Zurich – not a luxury resort." Also SP President Marco Denoth finds that the Uto Kulm "marketing might be technically interesting for the city". "But it depends on the price. The investment would be cost-neutral."

"Dangerous precedent"

For an absolute "crazy idea" holds SVP-city party President Mauro Tuena, the project. "A Community should limit itself to its core tasks. What the Private can and Fry it can very well – must not take over the city," he says. Fry have created something for attractive people, Private have better skills. Tuena considers the purchase of the projects, even for a "dangerous precedent": "What would want to buy the city all of that?" The SVP would show in a voting campaign is clear that the state had nothing to do there.

"A Community should limit itself to its core tasks. What the Private can, must not take over the city."SVP-city party President Mauro Tuena

FDP-President Severin Pflüger it looks similar to this: "It is not the job of the city to operate the trip hotels." The city had purchased in the 1920s and 30s, a large number of catering industry, in order to bring the trade in Alcohol under control. Some examples show that it is necessarily a good owner. "A Private should do, and also the responsibility."

city as a gastro owner

in fact, the city of Zurich has a number of catering establishments, the real estate management city of Zurich managed. You rent the self-supporting Restaurants and kiosks to turnover-based rents. About the Restaurant Degen Ried on the Adlisberg, or the Restaurant Waid on the beetle mountain belongs to.

Also in downtown, the city has Restaurants: the Bauschänzli, the Schipfe, the Seerose Restaurant, the Restaurant Certo or Helvti Diner and Restaurant Helvetia at the Stauffacher. In addition, many of the small kiosks like the Bistro & Grill at the lake or the Kiosk Dim Sum at the country Museum of the city.

yew tree way, prospect da As the Uto-Kulm-host säbelte the end of the summer of 2018 short-hand for the Panorama, the trees out of the way. Video: Urs Jaudas

Created: 04.11.2019, 15:50 PM

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