Integrative concept to develop a commercial estate in the District of Fulda

Fulda, Germany, 2019 - 2020

Prepare an image of spatial usages and on that basis formulate an integrative concept for the commercial estate in the District of Fulda – factoring in existing reserve areas, development options, and restrictions

  • Client: Landkreis Fulda
  • Timeframe: 2019 - 2020
  • Planning Area: 137,850 ha
Restrictions
Restrictions

As the basis for the study, AS+P entered into extensive dialog with the local authorities belonging to the district to identify existing reserve land areas as well as development intentions; it then assessed them against the backdrop of an over-arching list of requirements. As a next step, a spatial picture of future commercial developments was compiled in consultation with the relevant actors. This defines the spaces, their suitability and incentives for various commercial applications going forward. AS+P then brought these insights together in the actual development concept and pin-pointed those locations that are most suitable. After factoring in the required commercial premises thus identified and in light of the State of Hessen’s goal of saving land, a pool of suitable commercial real estate through 2040 was proposed.

 

Categories of the proposed pool of suitable commercial real estate
Categories of the proposed pool of suitable commercial real estate

An expert working party consisting of planners from AS+P, the District of Fulda, the Kassel Regional Council and other actors supported the entire project. All findings were summarized in the form of a report and then discussed and evaluated in a dialog session involving the various local authorities. The proposed pool of suitable commercial real estate was then broken down to the local authority level in the form of so-called community fact sheets that then served as the basis for updating the North Hessen Regional Plan.