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Development framework Spoordock: city terp of the future!

The Frisian terp is an icon for the history of Leeuwarden and is the source of inspiration for Spoordok. Spoordok is therefore the Stadsterp of the future! How this happens is described in the Spoordok Development Framework. You can read more in the March 2024 newsletter.

The sub-areas, our ambitions and the program are elaborated in the development framework. We will then take more concrete steps in the urban development plan.

The mayor and aldermen will make the development framework together with the environmental impact assessment (plan-MER) for Spoordok available for inspection for a period of 6 weeks from April 4 to May 15. Everyone can then respond to it.

How can I respond?

You can respond in a conversation with the municipality, with a letter or with an e-mail. You can submit an opinion for this. After the development framework has been made available for inspection, it can be adjusted based on responses. The development framework is then established.

You are welcome during the walk-in meeting

Do you have any questions about the development framework or would you like to know more? Then you are very welcome to a walk-in meeting on Tuesday, April 16 in the Stationskwartier at Snekertrekweg 1 in Leeuwarden. You can come in at a time that suits you between 5 pm and 8 pm.

There is a model of Spoordok and there will be short presentations at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Kristian Koreman of ZUS and Francesco Veenstra of Vakwerk Architecten will then provide an explanation of the Spoordok development framework. Municipal Councillor Hein de Haan and project manager Renske Keijzer provide the introduction.

How further?

The development framework contains our ambitions. After the development framework, the municipality will start working on a more concrete elaboration in the urban development plan. Just like when creating the area vision and the development framework, this is done together with owners and stakeholders. The intention is that construction of the first homes can start in 2027 in the eastern part of Spoordok.

Steps: creating Spoordok together

The development of Spoordok will take time and not happen overnight. We truly need each other in the coming years to make Spoordok a reality. Together with owners, expert partners and society. Creating Spoordok together!

Area vision (completed)

Area directors City of Leeuwarden and BPD | Bouwfonds Gebiedsontwikkeling worked together with parties including landowners and consultancies ZUS and SITE on the area vision for Spoordok. ‘Spoordok Leeuwarden, an inspiration document’ formed the basis for this vision. The area vision was adopted by the city council in late 2021.

During the Boundless Spoordok event in September and October 2021, residents were given the opportunity to discover and have a taster of Spoordok. And above all, contribute ideas about the future of Spoordok. This was also possible so during an expo at Zaailand shopping centre, by answering questions online, walking around the area and joining in the debate during an online table discussion led by journalist and former professional cyclist Marijn de Vries. The information gathered was incorporated into the area vision. You can watch the Spoordok table discussion below:

Meetings on 30 November 2022 and 9 January 2023

During these meetings.you had the opportunity to provide input on the future of Spoordok. This was eagerly seized upon. Around the scale model, many ideas were placed on notes in the themes of mobility, public space, housing and buildings, sustainability and identity. We have summarised the ideas in a single document (PDF, 2.44 MB). The design team took this into account in the development of the development framework.

About Project Spoordok

Spoordok is close to the station, adjacent to the city centre and between the railway, the Harlingervaart canal, the Stephenson Viaduct and the Department of Public Works building. With its central location, Spoordok offers economic and spatial opportunities. The redevelopment of Spoordok contributes to the major challenges facing Leeuwarden, the province and the country. That covers topics such as climate, biodiversity, energy, mobility, housing demand and economic development. Key issues of the housing construction in Spoordok are affordability, sustainability and circular construction.

Part of Spoorzone Leeuwarden

Eight projects and locations throughout Leeuwarden make up Spoorzone Leeuwarden. In Spoorzone Leeuwarden, living, working and sustainable design of the public area go hand in hand with great opportunities for rail improvements. The eight projects of Spoorzone Leeuwarden are Mobility Hub Werpsterhoeke, Middelsee, Spoorbrug Van Harinxma, Zwettehaven, Spoordok, Media and Innovation Campus (MICA), Spoor Leeuwarden-Groningen op -1 and the Merodestraat.

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Do you have any questions about project Spoordok? Or would you like to know more? Contact us at the e-mail address spoordok@leeuwarden.nl.