Large cities use so-called master plans for better city planning. An urban development master plan is an informal planning tool for exploring development potential in a city or district and outlining perspectives for its future use.
The City of Frankfurt wants to use the 2021 high-rise development plan to express its political opinion on how and where skyscrapers are to be built in the future. This should allow investors and builders to better orient themselves. The Planning Department of the City of Frankfurt is preparing to update the high-rise development plan, which will also name locations where new high-rise towers can be built. In the continuation of the high-rise building plan, the city of Frankfurt reportedly does not want to allow new residential towers.
So far, the city is focussing to create clusters of high-rise buildings, in each of which several towers over 60 meters in height can arise. Single-standing high-rise buildings are supposed to be the absolute exception. With the skyscraper master plan 2021, the city wants to prevent “wild growth” in urban planning and direct the construction of skyscrapers.