December 2015: Financial Support for the Conversion

As con­ver­ting the “Flie­ger­horst” will invol­ve con­sidera­ble cos­ts, the muni­ci­pa­li­ty intends to secu­re its­elf finan­cial sup­port from the urban deve­lo­p­ment pro­gram. The town coun­cil adopted the respec­ti­ve moti­on unani­mously in Decem­ber 2015.

The­re are plans to com­mis­si­on expert opi­ni­ons on con­ta­mi­na­ted sites/explosive ord­nan­ce, traf­fic, noi­se, monu­ment pro­tec­tion, demography/follow-up cos­ts for infra­struc­tu­re, grey ener­gy, rene­wa­ble ener­gies, sports faci­li­ties as well as a poten­ti­al ana­ly­sis regar­ding trade. In addi­ti­on, a valua­ti­on assess­ment and an expert opi­ni­on to deter­mi­ne the deve­lo­p­ment cos­ts are sche­du­led. Fur­ther cos­ts will incur for experts, public rela­ti­on acti­vi­ties, an urban plan­ning idea com­pe­ti­ti­on and pro­ject support.

In the ensuing dis­cus­sion it beca­me clear, howe­ver, that the relo­ca­ti­on of the Air Force Offi­cer School to Roth might be delay­ed bey­ond 2019. Moreo­ver, it seems unclear how long the initi­al recep­ti­on faci­li­ty for asyl­um see­kers will con­ti­nue to exist giving rise to the idea of post­po­ning the urban deve­lo­p­ment idea com­pe­ti­ti­on. Howe­ver, Mar­kus Rei­ze of the buil­ding aut­ho­ri­ty stron­gly advi­sed against doing so and the majo­ri­ty agreed.