Urban Plan Merwede Approved
Great news for Merwede Utrecht! On the 7th of October the city council of Utrecht approved the urban plan for Merwede, which will become one of the largest inner-city and car-free neighbourhoods in the Netherlands. Approximately 6,000 homes will be built, of which more than half are in the affordable rental and owner-occupied segment. Merwede will be a surprisingly green, sustainable and lively city district with plenty of space for living, working, relaxing and meeting. For example, the former bicycle depot will be transformed into a market hall with restaurants, creative activities and food production. Besides, a new local cultural center for Utrecht Southwest will be housed in the area. The construction of the first phase of Merwede may already start at the end of 2022.