Adhoc is disappointed with the call for proposals from the Fonds Kirchberg for the piece of land on Réimerwee on Kirchberg. The area was intended for use for a housing project. Now, however, it is to be awarded on the terms of a commercial property developer without reference to communal forms of living.
Last July, the Fonds Kirchberg and the Ministry of Infrastructure announced their call for proposals. They wanted to comply with the application regulations for public call for projects and thus open up the possibilities for the establishment of a housing project. This would have required the invitation to tender based on the concept award procedure. Of the participating residential project groups, the one with the best concept for communal living would be awarded the contract. The award based on the highest bid for the property alone would be excluded.
Adhoc had prepared for the award of the project during years of preparation and together with the Fonds Kirchberg. However, the advertised conditions cannot be met for a non-profit cooperative housing project. The tender stipulates, among other things, that the apartments may only be sold. The Fonds Kirchberg reserves the right to choose the residents and sets the purchase prices. The residents are to be separated from each other according to their social position in the building and only companies that have already implemented at least five similar projects are allowed to apply for the tender.
Against this background, Adhoc had to decide not to take part in the tender. In the future, the cooperative will concentrate even more on the aspects of social and ecological living and promote the creation of corresponding projects. Because the speculation-driven Luxembourg housing market needs socially acceptable alternatives more than ever!