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Docklands example for Barcelona

17 May 2007 - Barcelona may build ten thousand student apartments on wharfs at the foot of the Montjuïc. Housing projects in the Amsterdam docklands serve as an example.

The plan was presented by Xavier Trias of the right-wing party Convergència i Unió. Trias is a candidate to become the mayor of Barcelona after the local elections on 27 May.

If he does become mayor, he wants to build affordable houses to prevent young people from leaving the city. The shortage of affordable houses is an important campaign issue and other candidates have also presented ambitious plans to deal with it.

According to Trias, space will become available at the foot of the Montjuïc because the harbour is expanding to the south. The new apartments, ranging from 40 to 60 square metres, should be owned by the municipality. The project will cost an estimated 250 million euro.

Trias said that Amsterdam, A Coruña and the docklands in various British cities show that the plan is feasible. “It is a dream, but one that can become reality. It is a matter of daring and ambition”.

Bron: Transporte y Logística, CiU


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