70 tall pine trees directly on the Brüder-Grimm-Platz on the outskirts of Kassel, plus more space for pedestrians and cyclists. The Grimm Platz remodel is perhaps one of the most important construction projects at the moment — the city parliament gave the green light for the plan on Monday.
33 deputies voted in favor, 20 against, with 9 abstentions. This allows planners to start implementing concrete. Preparatory work should begin in the middle of next year.
Cost: at least 10 million euros
The project was originally supposed to cost about 10 million euros, a third of which will be borne by the city and the rest on the federal government. Due to inflation, planners now assume additional costs of €2 million. The Taxpayers’ Association had already criticized the project as being too costly last year, particularly because of the trees’ maintenance costs.
Not only 70 pines are planned, but also the water sprinkler system and the lighting concept. But there should also be space for serving food. If all goes according to plan, the new Grimm arena should be ready in 2025.
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