In Parnassusweg, the development of the museum for contemporary art in the former courthouse building (part of which has protected monument status) is now a step closer. The City Council voted to purchase the building on 15 September 2021.
The branch of McDonald’s planned for the ground floor of The Gustav residential complex is in doubt. A court has ruled that residents have not been kept adequately informed by the fast food chain, and they are therefore entitled to stop McDonald’s from opening in their building.
The Warnersblokken apartments will be familiar to anyone who cycles through the Prinses Irenebuurt. They are the four eye-catching and colourful housing blocks at the end of Fred. Roeskestraat. In order to properly understand this national monument, we need to look to another neighbourhood of Amsterdam, Slotermeer.
In the week of 1 March 2021, we will fell 13 trees along the A10 motorway near Beatrixpark. The trees were going to be felled anyway due to the Zuidasdok project. They are being removed now because we will be creating a site access road for the residential buildings planned nearby.
If everything goes smoothly, the City Council will officially approve the zoning plan for the new Ravel residential district in the summer of 2021. We have held talks on several occasions with businesses, employees and residents nearby in order to take their ideas on board as much as possible.
New at the time, now a thing of the past: in the late 1960s, people in the Prinses Irenebuurt were shocked by plans for a new sub-district court at Fred. Roeskestraat 220. That building is now a monument and the new courthouse is set to open in March 2021.
From mid-March 2020, the offices in Zuidas were more or less empty. Most schools and amenities were closed. As in the rest of the country, local residents had to adapt their day-to-day lives. But what about the Zuidas builders? They continued their work.
The draft zoning plan for the ‘Zuidas-Ravel residential district’ has been open for consultation since 24 December 2020. Ravel will be a new residential district with around 1,350 homes. Work is set to start in 2022. The consultation period lasts until 3 February 2021.
Fifty years ago, Ruud was still playing on the sand plains of Gershwin. He is now living in exactly the same place with his wife Susan, in the building known as The George. Actually securing the apartment called for a stroke of luck, but they now feel totally at home.