Working together – to take developments to the next level

Working together

Working together – to take developments to the next level

The Eltingviertel district in Essen – a prototype for successful neighborhood development

A

Involving relevant groups

  1. Vonovia
  2. City of Essen
  3. Neighborhood residents
  4. Architects and urban planners
  5. Energy utilities
  6. InnovationCity
B

Holistic planning (master plan)

  1. Modernization concept (Vonovia)
  2. Infrastructure and open space concept
  3. Energy supply concept
  4. Financing (using public-sector subsidies)
C

Implementation and support within the neighborhood

  1. Support for residents
  2. Establishment of a neighborhood management team
  3. Establishment of social and cultural projects
8,400

residents

Eltingviertel district in Essen – Residents (icon)
4,600

households

Eltingviertel district in Essen – Households (icon)
1,400

Vonovia units

Eltingviertel district in Essen – Vonovia units (icon)

Before:

  • Weak social structure
  • High vacancy rates, high level of fluctuation
  • Poor-quality building structures, unattractive residential environment
  • Urban development shortcomings, lack of neighborhood center
  • Lack of shopping facilities

But:

Good location thanks to proximity to the university and downtown

Today:

A lively neighborhood characterized by a spirit of optimism

Eltingviertel district in Essen – Map (graph)

Total investment volume around € 35 million 2015–2020

I

Victoriahof (176 units)

Phase 1

  • 2015–2017
II

Berne- and Eltinghof (245 units)

Phase 2 and 3

  • Modernization
  • Renovation of vacant apartments and residential environment
  • New construction
III

Mathiashof
(130 units)

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