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New Schinkelquartier: 11,000 homes and more green spaces

Schinkelkwartier will be a sustainable urban area with many homes, corporate spaces and more green space. On December 14, 2021, the Municipal Executive Council adopted the Schinkelkwartier Project Memorandum. The project note outlines what a neighborhood could look like and what is needed to make it happen. Currently, the area consists mainly of offices and companies located mainly in relatively low buildings with asphalt or pavement in between. By building large city blocks with spacious interior, there will be space in this area for many homes and businesses and more green space can be added. The area will be connected to a low-temperature area heating and will therefore be built without natural gas.

Alderman Van Doorninck: “Here we are creating a real sustainable neighborhood in Amsterdam, with many homes, work and everything else belonging to such an area. On top of that, we are making this area greener than it is now. I am proud of that.”

Over the next 25 years, Schinkelkwartier, on the Nieuw-West and South border, will be transformed from a relatively isolated business district to a green, circular, natural gas-free city district, well connected to the environment by public transportation and cycling routes. To meet the massive demand, 11,000 homes of all shapes and sizes will be added. In addition, approximately 300,000 square meters of work space will be added to the approximately 700,000 square meters of offices and businesses now located in Chinkelquartier. In addition, Schinkelkwartier offers 450,000 square meters of social and commercial amenities such as schools, sports facilities, shops and restaurants. Schinkelkwartier will soon be able to accommodate 22,000 people and 45,500 people to operate.

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Share the locals
Recently, many local residents and users of the area and surrounding neighborhoods have expressed their opinion on the schemes. These responses relate to various topics, such as neighborhood green spaces, outdoor sports, and the bicycle bridge over Schinkel. It is clear that people want to participate in the development of this region. As a result of the reactions, the municipal executive decided, among other things, to keep the Huis te Question cemetery green and not to create a bike path there. Van Dorninck: “The participation of Amsterdam residents in this project yielded good insights. In the next phase, we like to sit down with those involved, because they know the neighborhood like no other.”

Now that the project memorandum has been approved by the board, the reverse osmosis committee will deal with it on January 19. After a week, the board can then make more decisions.