Rüsselsheim 2020 – The Future has Taken off


Shortly after publication of the Rüsselsheim 2020 in December 2006, first steps for implementation have been initiated.



Rüsselsheim 2020 Milestones


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November

 

The following was resolved at the city representatives’ meeting:

  • Within one year only, the city council agreed on the legal basis for the development plan of the new Opel Forum, planned on the former Opel premises. The Opel Forum, an innovative automotive experience world with exhibitions, museums, vintage garages in combination with a shopping centre, modern housing, hotel and restaurants is a novelty.
  • The city centre shall be embellished by flowers, new pavement and benches. The central market lane (Marktstrasse) shall become more appealing as a shopping area outside the new Opel Forum to attract customers. Property owners will be subsidized for the renovation and redecoration of the fronts. Retailers will be supported with business coaching and training – in cooperation with the retailers association “Treffpunkt Innenstadt” and the local chamber of commerce.

 


September

 

The following was resolved at the city representatives’ meeting:

  • The city representatives agree on publishing the development plan for Blauer See Business Park for the period of one month.

 


June

 

The following was resolved at the city representatives’ meeting:

  • The city will improve the service for its citizens. This includes
    - Easier accessibility of city offices and services
    - Better comprehensibility of the city services
    - Expansion of the service offices and municipal agencies
    - Extension of administration IT-facilities
  • The municipal training programmes will be expanded and organized cross-project and cross-departmentally.
  • Overall concept for property infrastructure has been agreed. PPP-model approach for schools in Rüsselsheim will be discontinued. On a long-term base over the whole lifecycle of new properties with a reasonable size PPP remains a funding option.
  • Rüsselsheim and two other neighbourhood communities have been included in the regional city development programme “Municipal Conversion in Hesse”. The consortium will jointly address the development of central issues such as the Opel site, westend, Main waterside, Walter-Köbel-Halle and surrounding areas.

 


May

 

The following was resolved at the city representatives’ meeting:

  • Numerous changes have been included in the development plan for Blauer See Business Park. Minimum sizes of plots and provision of underground parking are no longer a necessity.

 


February

 

The following was resolved at the city representatives’ meeting:

  • The “portfolio maintenance”, that is the bonds with the businesses located in Rüsselsheim, will be a stronger focus of the City’s Business Services. This includes regular data updates, encouraging networking between local businesses, personal contacts to the local businesses and focussed support for smaller and medium-sized enterprises.
    • The city representatives agree on an expansion of the cultural and educational services of the city of Rüsselsheim.  A centre for self-directed learning programmes will be established with free access for all Rüsselsheim citizens. The central square next to the station will be upgraded as cultural focus of the city (e.g. Luminale 2008) and special educational programmes dedicated for highly qualified young people will be promoted.

      February

      • First drafts of potential layouts and an environmental report for the Opel Forum - a new city centre development in the historic Opel premises - were presented to the Rüsselsheim public by the Mayor and the investors.