The Antwerp College of Aldermen wants the area on the Katwilgweg on the Left Bank to be closer to the city. In order to do that, space will be created in addition to businesses for housing, training centers and infrastructure for relaxation.
The council of aldermen approved the start-up and process memorandum of the spatial implementation plan Katwilgweg 2.0 on Friday. SMEs and offices are now located in the business zone between Blancefloerlaan, the E17 and the Ghent-Antwerp railway line, including the Gazette of Antwerp. The area is about 21.5 hectares. The current destinations in the area have been determined with the implementation plan at the end of 2010. In the meantime, a lot has changed on Linkeroever.
“The area currently has a one-sided destination, namely business activity,” says Annick De Ridder (N-VA), alderman for Urban Development. “We now want to make it multifunctional and take it out of its current isolation. The focus is on the eastern part. In addition to the current activity, there must be room for, among other things, living, learning and relaxing. New bicycle paths will connect the district with other parts of Linkeroever.” svw