The EDF buildings located on avenue de Muret must make way for a large building complex. Their destruction began three months ago. The project does not appeal to all residents because of “its too great density”.
Since last June, the EDF-GDF buildings located on avenue de Muret have started to disappear under the blows of the backhoe. The destruction of the old squat, ravaged by a fire in February 2020, must continue until December, before giving way to earthworks. On this 25,000 square meter site, ten buildings and 385 housing units that can accommodate up to 800 people will be delivered from September 2023.
A project that is not to everyone’s taste as we have already reported in our columns. The sorrows of Jérôme Favrel, president of the Croix de Pierre neighborhood committee, are numerous. In addition to the excessive density of places, and the scarcity of green spaces, the Toulousain fears that traffic jams will be even more important with the increase in the number of inhabitants. “There is nothing consensual about this project. We are not against urbanization, nor social housing, this site could not remain a wasteland. The problem is the maximum densification by the town hall to the developer. “
These criticisms, Jacques Rubio, general manager of Kaufman & Broad South-West, does not understand them. “The first studies started in 2015 and the work did not start until June 2021 after several modifications of the file. It is totally false to say that there was no consultation! All associations participated in the meetings. “The manager adds that the whole will have 15,000 square meters of green space,” or 4% more than before “.
“It was an industrial wasteland. There will be a pleasant neighborhood with more green spaces and access to Île du Ramier by a footbridge. “
As for criticisms related to the fact that the site is located in a Natura 2000 zone, the prefecture specifies that “the Natura 2000 zoning (site of community interest – habitat directive – FR7301822 Garonne, Ariège, Hers, Salat, Pique and Neste) covers the river and the foot of the dike, and does not a priori concern the project. “
Delivery will take place in three installments, the first in September 2023, the second in December 2023 and the last in June 2024.