Urban Development Plan for Commerical and Industrial Areas
The Urban Development Plan for Commercial and Industrial Areas (STEP Gewerbliche Bauflächen) defines the planning objectives of the City of Leipzig for the development of commercial locations. The Urban Development Plan for Commercial and Industrial Areas (STEP Gewerbliche Bauflächen) identifies spatial planning priorities as well as the specific strengths and weaknesses of industrial areas.
The Urban Development Plan for Commercial and Industrial Areas was adopted in 2005 and has since been updated in part in the Sectoral Concept Economics and Work Concept of the Integrated Urban Development Concept (INSEK) Leipzig 2030. The review of the overall urban action strategy, which was completed in 2018, was supplemented by an update of the Urban Development Plan for Commercial and Industrial Areas (City Council proposal VI-A-01882). An updated sectoral concept is currently being developed.
The commercial and industrial areas will be developed according to the following criteria (excerpt from the Urban Development Plan for Commercial and Industrial Areas (STEP Gewerbliche Bauflächen 2005)):
Development and Strengthening of Leipzig as a Business Hub
The aim is to strengthen the manufacturing industry and sharpen Leipzig's profile as a business hub. At the same time, we must expand our inter-municipal cooperation.
Maintaining and Developing Holdings
Existing areas must be secured and developed. The focus is on the revitalisation of brownfields in a geographically concentrated manner.
Future-oriented Land Use Provisions
For potential new residential areas, precautions must be taken in terms of space available - in line with demand, differentiated structure and adequate in terms of quantity.
Area-specific Location Profiling
Existing industrial areas are to be developed depending on their location, site qualities and possible uses. The aim is to develop a distinctive location profile.
Office Space Concentration
The use of commercial office space should be expanded in existing locations. There is no need for new construction sites.
The Urban Development Plan helps to set spatial planning priorities in the face of scarce financial resources. The last updated Urban Development Plan for Commercial and Industrial Areas (STEP Gewerbliche Bauflächen 2005) focused on commercial and industrial areas in which measures were necessary and which at the same time were expected to develop further. Therefore the areas to be examined were assigned to so-called target categories on the basis of selected criteria and documented in the Target Plan (only in german, PDF 370 KB). The same is currently being revised in line with the Development Goals mentioned above.