Reducing the number of schools in the neighbourhood, will reduce traffic and improve quality of life for inhabitants, Bausch stated.
The district, just north of Luxembourg City-Centre, is currently home to around 9,000 students and 10,190 residents. Under the proposal outlined on Monday evening at the Tramsschapp, there will be at least 4,850 fewer students in Limpertsberg by 2025.
Already 1,200 University of Luxembourg students, who had previously studied in Limpertsberg, started attending the institution’s new campus in Belval last September. A second tranche will shift to the site beginning this autumn. By 2023, the remaining 1,400 graduate and post-graduate students will be housed at the university’s Kirchberg campus.
In addition, the École française and Lycée Vauban will relocate to the Ban de Gasperich area in 2017 or 2018.
By 2025, the Lycée technique du Centre, and its 1,800 pupils, will move also move to Kirchberg, and the Waldorf School, with 400 pupils, will find a new site, although the exact location and timing of that move have not been finalised.
Altogether that will free up space for 900 new homes that will accomodate around 1,200 to 1,500 residents. The housing units will be conveniently near the capital’s main work zones, noted Marc Hansen, the DP housing minister.
Under the plan, the Lycée Michel Lucius, École de Garçons, Lycée des Arts et Métiers and Lycée Robert Schumann, with around 2,000 students collectively, will remain in Limpertsberg.