Bad kissingen needs more housing

Bad kissingen needs more housing

There are many reasons why bad kissingen would be well advised to think about the present and future of the local housing market in good time. The city is growing. The core city in particular attracts people looking for housing. This growth will be maintained in particular by the addition. The importance of migrant workers from eastern europe is quite high in this respect. In addition, the trend of so-called household deconsolidation towards smaller households is strongly pronounced. All this women the city of bad kissingen. The statements described are the results of a housing market analysis that the city council commissioned from two urban planning and research firms, akp from kassel and protze+theiling from bremen.

The calculation of requirements is quite specific. 1,200 additional apartments are needed from 2018 to 2035, according to the two offices. That is just under 70 per year and corresponds according to the analysis approximately to what is currently built so.

However, it does not exactly fit with what is needed for the different areas of the market. This is a growing problem, especially for people who are dependent on cheaper housing. The analysis estimates the share of this part of the kissing population at 15 percent. Accordingly, the bureaus set the rough order of the need for affordable housing until the year 2035 at 180 apartments.

For people on low incomes, it has recently become more difficult to find affordable housing. Prices had increased not only in the owner-occupied sector. In the years 2015 to 2018, there was "hardly any affordable rental housing construction" given. The group of people who receive so-called transfer payments from the state, for example hartz IV, social welfare or training assistance, are inadequately provided with suitable housing in this way.

In a sample survey conducted by the buros in the second half of 2018 for their housing market analysis, a "price level for new rentals in bad kissingen of an average of 6.50 euros per square meter" had been found cold result. In new construction, the rent level in good locations is 6.50 to 7.50 euros per square meter. In exceptional cases apartments were offered up to over 11 euros per square meter.

The rent level in the housing cooperatives is significantly lower than in the other cooperatives. It amounts to between 4.30 and 4.40 euros per square meter. But the housing companies kept waiting lists, some of them long, and did not advertise their vacant apartments. So these apartments are also not included in the random sample.

Demand is determined

Overall, the analysis puts the need in bad kissingen in the area of "new construction and replacement demand for property" with 438 homes on. The need for new construction in the rental housing sector is 765 apartments. The need for 180 affordable apartments is already included in this figure.

In their analysis, the bureaus also provide the city with a selection of strategies for dealing with the foreseeable problems. The key words here are model projects for living in old age, the demand for barrier-free conversions and careful development of the housing stock so that affordable segments are retained. In addition, the analysis addresses densification opportunities in existing areas. It is also important to build affordable housing close to the city center. There is a lot of praise for the cadastre of building land, which the city has been keeping for years.

As city planner christine schwind explained during the public presentation of the housing market analysis to the city council, the city council is deriving mabnahmen from the recommendations of the two offices. The designation of redevelopment areas in the old town already serves the agreed principle of "inside instead of out". The building land register is regularly updated.

In the next few years, it has been possible to investigate the possibilities for redensification in areas with existing development plans. In the meeting document of the administration, the area of tiefrodlein/gollheimer was mentioned in this context in the case of the core city. For garitz the development plans altenberg, oberer steinberg, staffels, westendstrabe/ziegelweg and peter-henlein-strabe were on the list, for winkels the area unterm dorf, for arnshausen the hochberg and for reiterswiesen the lower beiberich.

However, the administration was in favor of not pushing ahead with the described redensification possibilities for the time being. Experience has shown that it is "rather difficult to change existing development plans", explained the city planner. There is often gross resistance, the process is therefore very labor intensive and the personnel resources in the construction office are not sufficient. Especially since this kind of redensification is not enough to meet the rough demand for building land anyway.

Instead, the city's building department proposed rounding off existing development areas and designating new ones. In the city center, this concerns the areas of stogerstrabe II and johann-phillip-geigel-strabe, where the allocation is in preparation in each case. In addition there is the area north of the railroad station land. The rinnerfeld area is on the list for garitz, the oberer weg for winkels, the kreuzweg for hausen, and the grundlein II area and the site of the current henneberg school in the district for arnshausen. The city council approved these plans with a rough majority.