Construction projects: expert dispute about the demolition of the “dodging house”, construction rejection for the AK
The handling of Innsbruck with its buildings always causes discussions. The planned new construction of AK-Tirol at Gramatstraße 10 and the demolition of the building at Riedgasse 6 are currently the focus of attention. Politicians are calling for the legal provisions to be tightened up and for clarification on the building refusal.
INNSBRUCK. “Large, pretty balcony room in a quiet location, with a beautiful view, for rent to solid gentlemen on the 1st or mid-October. Hötting, Riedgasse 6.” This advertisement from 1912, like the advertisement “The Absteige 6, is probably currently two apartments. The motley “color pot” offers space for up to 7 people and has a large, covered balcony” from the year 2023, soon just a memory of the building at Riedgasse 6.
No to new construction
The extension “Seehof” of the AK-Tirol was rejected with reference to the TBO § 18. “The exterior of physical structures is to be designed in such a way that the appearance of the town, streets and landscape is not significantly impaired when they are integrated into the environment.” The rejection of the building application leads to a question in the municipal council. The FPÖ would like to know, among other things, how many construction projects between 2012 and 2022 were rejected under the aspect of impairment.
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The situation at Riedgasse 6 is different. PRblamtisch because the building is designated in the protection zone. These apply to “extended approval requirements” and design specifications that go beyond the specifications of the Tyrolean building code. Two reports from the Advisory Board of Experts speak out in favor of the preservation of the house, a private report contradicts the opinion. Officially, the demolition should now have been allowed. Despite the designated protection zone and despite the city and townscape protection. “A demolition would impair the conspicuous surrounding character and is not permitted.” “Individual or situation-flexible adjustments to existing legal regulations must not simply be taken into account in the urban planning area,” explains Plach and calls for a sharpening of the protection of the city and site in order to preserve historical substance receive. Detail on the edge, during construction work for a housing project in Riedgasse, old graves from the time 1,000 BC were found during construction excavation.