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Using a unique voting code, residents of Zuidas and Buitenveldert were able to allocate a budget of € 100,000 across the 24 initiatives suggested. The seven plans that secured the most votes were announced on Friday, 23 October. The Zuid City District will now be implementing them.

The most votes

The plan that secured the most votes was ‘Zuidas Green Visiting Card’, an initiative to bring some new plants to the containers on Mahlerlaan. These planters have been empty for a while and that’s now set to change. Another winner was ‘Dichtbij in het Park, dichtbij in de Kas’, which literally translates as ‘Nearby in the park, nearby in the greenhouse’. The initiative is about free monthly concerts in the Zuidas Botanical Garden and in the Stadshout Paviljoen (a bandstand in Amstelpark made from wood from the city).

Zuidas is set to have its own dogs’ playground
Jan Vonk

Seating and dogs’ playground

The Marius ten Catehof garden project initiative is all about creating a cosy and familiar environment where residents feel safe. The sixth favourite, the ‘buurtbankjes’ neighbourhood seating project, will be implemented in both Zuidas and Buitenveldert. The final winning initiative is a dogs’ playground alongside De Boelegracht. This will be a safe place for dogs to play in a location that currently has lots of buildings and only limited green spaces. We’ll keep you updated on the realisation of the plans.

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