(Impression Lead Leiden: Red Company).
What will the Leiden ceiling be? And, where will these houses be located? The citizen of Leiden could give her opinion next week on these and other issues related to high-rise buildings. During the “Van de Leidse Hoogte Week”, the municipality is organizing discussions about the city and a survey to involve residents in the new rules for high-rise buildings.
“Densification and skyscrapers are increasingly relevant themes in our city. For many inhabitants of Leiden it is difficult to find suitable accommodation, ”writes the Municipality of Leiden. This is why there will be a lot of skyscrapers in the city in the years to come. For example along the Schipholweg. But it’s not always easy. “Space to build houses is scarce.”
In addition, new housing plans often lead to discussions in the neighborhood and sometimes even to the anger of residents. “This is precisely why we want to talk to you. Not on current construction plans, but on the future. Skyscrapers are not an end in themselves. It is about densifying the city and keeping it livable, ”said the municipality. The contribution of the inhabitants is included in the renewal of the vision of the skyscrapers.
When it comes to high-rise buildings in Leiden, the LEAD project on Willem de Zwijger Avenue is perhaps the most attractive example. There will be three residential towers, the tallest of which 115 metre. Residents attempted to change these plans through several rounds of public consultation and an attempted referendum. This delivered, however nothing sure. The residents of Lage Mors are also involved take care of on the high-rise plans in the Vondelkwartier.
In “Leiden Heights Week” the municipality mainly wants to look to the future. Citizens of Leiden can therefore participate in digital discussions city talks up to fifteen people. They can also give their opinion in an online survey and the panel of residents is consulted. The municipality then processes all entries in the high-rise section of the Leiden 2040 environmental vision.