Fürstenfeldbruck: The parking lot becomes a town square – Fürstenfeldbruck

It will become more beautiful and greener and an attractive meeting place for the residents of Fürstenfeldbruck: The city has presented plans for the redesign of the southern cattle market square. Politicians from all city council factions rated these as successful. For around 3.2 million euros, a parking lot for almost 30 cars is to be turned into a “parlor” in the city center. After the necessary tenders, work could begin in May and, if possible, be completed in December 2023, when the green market will be moved to the northern Viehmarktplatz.

Between shady trees, a few green areas set back from the house facades, benches and a fountain, there should still be enough space on large granite stones for the stands at the weekly and Christmas markets. It was a bit like squaring the circle, it became clear in the planning committee on Wednesday. Because many different requirements must be met as far as possible. In the end, it was also possible to allay the biggest reservations of the Klinke family, who run Hardy’s fitness center on the edge of Viehmarktplatz and recently opened the café “Dailys Juice Bar and Kitchen”. This uses an area in the northwest corner of the southern cattle market square as a so-called Freischankplatz. Johannes Klinke, who followed the meeting as a spectator, had called for a change to the plans because, in his opinion, it could endanger the economic operation of the outdoor areas. The head of the building authority Johannes Dachsel and second mayor Christian Stangl (The Greens), who chaired the meeting, now talked about a solution where both sides would have to cut back, but which everyone could live with. They pointed out that the non-commercial area must be prioritized, but that the operation of the cafe in public areas is generally welcomed due to the associated animation of the square. Stangl is convinced that the 80 square meters that will be available in the future for outdoor chairs and tables should provide enough space for economic operation – especially since the usual size of such outdoor areas in other parts of the city is more like half and the guests of the café enjoy a more attractively decorated square and appreciate the view of the countryside. Now it is also guaranteed that benches and an already purchased awning can be used.

Dachsel described the redevelopment of the southern cattle market as “one of the most important projects in Fürstenfeldbruck” and was pleased with the multi-million dollar grant from urban development funds, which ensures the lion’s share of the funding. Stangl sees himself strengthened in his view that, after citizen participation and the constructive contribution of the working group, a coherent concept now exists and “the fruits can be harvested”.

According to reports, water features and fountains in particular were controversial in the working group – due to acquisition and operating costs. In the end, a majority agreed on the installation of several water fountains and a water trough – as a reminiscence of the cattle trough said to have existed in the cattle market in the past. The well pumps groundwater, which then seeps away again. The rainwater can be collected and stored in so-called trenches under the site, and it also fills an underground cistern, which the construction site can use, for example, to water trees and green areas in the summer months.

Existing trees such as cherry and maple, which are badly affected by rot and fungus, are now being replaced by a total of 16 trees planted in species pairs that are as climate-resistant as possible and with high crowns. In addition, perennials must be planted and tree planters placed on Ludwigstrasse so that the area can later be connected to the northern part. The fixed benches with wooden cushions are complemented by individual metal chairs that can be moved around the site as needed. A stele with several spotlights will provide the evening lighting. A deficit criticized by Markus Droth (Freie Wahler) is now also remedied: an agreement has been reached with the operator of Hardy’s and Dailys, allowing visitors to the cattle market to use their sanitary facilities.

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