The municipality of Rotterdam announced its Masterplan for the Rijnhaven today. It sets out what the general starting points will be for the continuation of the development of the Rijnhaven. The Masterplan is not yet a definitive plan; after it has been determined by the municipality, this will be further tested and worked out in sub-plans.
In recent years, Frame Vastgoed has discussed and coordinated the development of the Pols of Katendrecht and the vision on developments around and in the Rijnhaven in various consultation and planning teams. The programs, public space, connection to the public transport hub and the surrounding neighbourhoods influence each other.
The coherence is obviously important for sustainable, future-proof area development and the roll-out of the "City on two Riverbanks strategy". The level of ambition, the urban densification on Posthumalaan, the continuation of the urban axis and the addition of a special urban program including art and culture and innovative living and working concepts were put forward by Frame at an early stage. All this within the context of, and connected by, a metropolitan park in and on the Rijnhaven.
Frame is pleased with the recent steps taken by the municipality of Rotterdam with regard to the future of the Rijnhaven. The masterplan released by the municipality is in line with this background, the involvement and the construction and development plans of Frame and its investment portfolio at Katendrecht. Frame considers it of great importance that current and new residents, entrepreneurs, stakeholders and investing parties are informed of the ambitions that the municipality has in and around Rijnhaven.
At the end of 2015, Frame purchased the integral position of ECCR B.V., a collaboration between the Shanghai Construction Group and Volker Wessels. Since then, Frame has been operating as a direction and area developer for these locations and the Rijnhaven development.
Frame will handle the development and programming of the construction volumes planned for the Rijnhaven near the Rijnhaven metro station. Good agreements are currently being made with the municipality about the role of Frame and the cooperation therein with the municipality with regard to the projects on the Pols of Katendrecht and in the Rijnhaven area.
Frame will endeavour to represent the interests of its stakeholders and strive for a good and logical alignment with its expectations.