“Helling-Höfe” project-related land-use plan for the Mainz-Kastel district of Wiesbaden
Ingelheim upon Rhine, Germany, since 2019
- Client: HellingHöfe GmbH & Co. KG
- Timeframe: since 2019
The reason for this planning process is the intention expressed by HellingHöfe GmbH to erect a new neighborhood shopping center intended for retail and residential usages, as well as small-scale commercial use, between Wiesbadener Strasse, Eleonorenstrasse, An der Helling Strasse and an existing park area on the Rhine. In line with the overall specifications stated in the integrated development plan and strategic concept for Wiesbadener Strasse, in the planned area the intentions are, first, to install a new neighborhood shopping center that will contribute to stimulating this urban district and will fulfill a function as a local shopping center for the surrounding areas. Second, the plan hinges on boosting urban densities to create approx. 180 residential units, thus making a contribution to providing urgently required housing, in view of the tight real estate market, in a location with a good infrastructure. Ensuring more space between buildings facing the Rhine and providing green spaces will make for an attractive living environment. Despite the high built density, the fringes of this quarter will remain open in both social and spatial terms, allowing for the new residential quarter to be integrated into the existing urban district.
The intention is to lay the basis for the project under planning law by introducing a project-related land-use plan. To this end, and building on the investors’ project and development plan, AS+P is compiling the documentation necessary for the envisaged approx. 1.7-hectare area with a view to planning law and has agreed in parallel to take charge of coordination between the various parties involved (representatives of the city, the investors, architects and expert planners), as well as managing the planning procedure.