Restoring dilapidated houses pays off

The municipality is continuing the request program of the intermunicipal alliance schweinfurter oberland (SWOL) for investments in interior development, which expires at the end of the year, in its current form. This was decided by the municipal council with one dissenting vote. In this context, inner development means that new living space is not created by developing new building areas on the outskirts of the community, but by renovating old, vacant houses and by using previously undeveloped areas in the inner area. The bavarian council of ministers decided on two demand initiatives "land unsealing and "inside instead of outside. The municipal council voted for the participation of the municipality in these programs. This means that for many mabnahmen there are increased subsidies from the freistaat.

Mayor fridolin zehner (CSU) emphasized that the SWOL demand program should above all also serve to enable young families to remain in the town. Ten percent of the demandable construction or. Renovation costs are demanded, but the maximum amounts can be determined by the member associations themselves. The demand per child is also different. The alliance steering committee decided not to standardize the demand rates.

In rannungen, the maximum amount is 7500 euros, with a further 2500 euros per child. "Let's leave it as it is" suggested fridolin zehner. In response to a question from councilman franz wolf, he emphasized that each municipality can change the requirement if the financial situation so requires. There is also no legal claim to it. Local councillor harald klopf (rannunger burgerliste) emphasized: "this program still makes sense. We must do everything we can to strengthen internal development. We should afford this in the interest of young families."

Second mayor werner keller supported him in this and calculated that a maximum of about two families per year would apply for these grants "so these are not large sums, we can afford them"." Nine councillors eventually voted to continue this demand program. Only franz wolf was against it because of the millions of euros in investments that the municipality will have to make in the next few years.

The municipality joins the "inside instead of outside" initiative of the free state. The state is now entitled to an 80 instead of 60 percent subsidy for the modernization, repair and, if necessary, demolition of vacant or threatened inner-city buildings "and the associated redevelopment of inner-city locations" (so it says in the meeting document). The extra grants are available for necessary consultations, studies, concepts and planning, for building acquisition, repair, modernization, conversion, demolition (if not listed) and rebuilding or renovation. -design of the freed flats. In order to receive the 20 percent extra subsidy, however, the municipality must commit itself to prioritizing interior development. "This does not mean that the designation of new building areas is excluded for all times" ,said burgermeister zehner "it is important that we want to give priority to internal development". Werner keller added: "i can fully agree. This is not a contradiction, if we nevertheless decided on a small construction area."

Subsidy for more land

Also the demand initiative "flat unsealing" if the municipality joins. Demanded in particular the development of flats, the change of pavements to improve the infiltration ability and mabnahme to begrunung the flats. "But that doesn't matter so much to us", said the mayor.

A commentary by Dieter Britz:

The same picture in almost every community: in the inner city, vacant houses have been crumbling for years and sometimes decades. In between are individual plots of land that have also been undeveloped for ages because the owners hoard them for a variety of reasons instead of selling them to prospective builders, especially young families, or using them themselves. In order to counter this misery, municipalities are spending a lot of money on new building sites so that they can keep the young families already mentioned and attract new ones.

Until now, there have been few opportunities to put pressure on landowners who simply leave their plots lying around in the hope that they will increase in value in the future or that one day a grandchild will come back to the village and want to build on them. Perhaps in the distant future, the increased property tax C for undeveloped land, which the berlin grand coalition wants to introduce, will remedy this situation. It already existed between 1961 and 1963.

With the decision to continue the intermunicipal alliance schweinfurter oberland's demand program for investments in inner development, the municipality of rannungen is on the right track to prevent urban sprawl. Also the participation in the demand initiative "inside instead of outside" of the freestate makes sense and can contribute to the strengthening of the inner city. Also helpful: the municipality publishes an overview of known land offers on its website. There are seven building sites and vacant lots. The municipality itself has nothing to offer.


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