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Commission allows construction of 5500 apartments


Within two months, the new Senate Housing Committee has cleared the hurdles to enable the construction of just over 5500 apartments.

This was announced by the Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey on Tuesday (June 14, 2022) after a meeting of the Senate, at which the topic was discussed. The construction projects had previously been stalled for various reasons, in some cases for a long time. The commission is to continue its work as planned. "We bring things on the agenda every month," said Giffey.

Series of individual problems solved

Berlin's Senator for Urban Development, Andreas Geisel (SPD), also drew a positive balance. A number of individual problems had been solved in the course of the commission's work to date, he said. A particular focus had been on two large new construction projects with a total of around 5,000 planned apartments, the Gehrenseehöfe in Lichtenberg and the Neue Gartenfeld in Spandau. Among other things, decisions had been made concerning timelines, dealing with contaminated sites, and limiting street space in favor of housing. According to the Senate, the commission's goal is to accelerate important housing construction projects through interdepartmental agreements and corresponding political decisions.

Author: dpa/
Publication date: 15 June 2022
Last updated: 15 June 2022

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