The population of the Kirchberg plateau is expected to multiply by over six times in the next 30 years, rising from 3,600 to an estimated 22,000.
The forecast was revealed by sustainable development minister François Bausch on Thursday as he outlined the latest urban planning projects for what has been for many years the main business district of the capital.
The Fonds de Kirchberg, responsible for quality and sustainability of life in the area, is focused on creating more accommodation for this growing population near to places of work. Among the biggest projects are the “Op der Schleed” or Kuebebierg area development, providing homes for 10,000 new inhabitants, an urban farm, primary and secondary schools and other amenities between boulevard Konrad Adenauer and boulevard Pierre Frieden.
In the short and medium term, 820 new homes will be constructed in Kiem and 480 in the east and west Reimerwee areas. The housing will be constructed in three pilot projects which will be close to public transport and alternative mobility networks while being environmentally friendly. The first will be on avenue JF Kennedy south, the second the Kiem and the third the Grünewald joint project.