With the complete withdrawal of the US Army from Hanau in 2008 a total area of some 350 hectares became available for redevelopment. This includes the approx. 50-hectare-sized site of the former "Pioneer Barracks" in Hanau's Wolfgang district, and the plan now is to develop it as a new residential quarter. The plans envisage creating some 1,600 new housing units that will be spread across the heritage-listed grounds to form a "new garden city" with different types of detached houses and multi-family blocks. Together with supplementary urban usages they will form a new town quarter in Hanau.
In summer 2017, the proposal put forward by AS+P GmbH won out and resulted in it being awarded multiple contracts. The striking urban structure of the grounds are reiterated in the proposal and advanced - by creating a green corset consisting of a green heart, from which "green radials" fan out into the neighboring leisure-time zone of Bulau.
Interfacing urban planning and urban land-use planning AS+P was appointed to flesh out the structural concept and to prepare a legal zoning plan. The two disciplines are closely related and since August 2017 a powerful planning team has been handling the tasks. The legal side to the site planning work relating to the preparation of a draft for the legal zoning plan is nearing completion; among other things, for part of the land what are known as "urban areas" will be determined in accordance with section 6a of the German Land Utilization Ordinance (BauNVO).