The company B&L Gruppe from Hamburg is developing three major projects at Frankfurt’s City East (City Ost), where 500 apartments, a hotel, a 60-meter (197 feet) high office tower and a kindergarten are to be built. On a neighboring site east of Honsellstrasse, which is still part of the city, 150 apartments are being built, of which 50 are subsidised rental apartments. The project developer also bought the Molenkopf from the city in the East Harbor to build a hotel tower up to 60 meters (197 feet) high. A total of five high-rise buildings with at least 10 floors each are due to be created in the Harbor Park Quarter (Hafenpark Quartier) project.
The flat residential buildings (red) in the eastern part of the Harbor Park Quarter (HPQ) project were already completed in 2019. Construction work on the hotel and residential buildings (green / yellow) is currently underway and is expected to be completed by 2021/2022. The construction work on the office buildings (blue) and the hotel tower (pink) have not yet started. The construction work is scheduled to end here in 2025.
Status January 2021: Generali Real Estate is buying the two residential buildings Max & Sophie from the B&L Group. A total of 316 apartments and several commercial units changed hands. The two properties are located in the north-east of the project development between Hanauer Landstrasse, Honsellstrasse, and Mayfahrtstrasse.
As of August 2019: The individual colors in this paragraph refer to the map below. The construction work on the block development in the eastern part (red) will be completed in the coming months. The construction work on the three towers in the construction area south are in full swing (yellow/green). The construction work on the construction fields North (blue) and the southern Molenkopf (pink) have not started yet.
Status March 2019: The architectural competition for the development of the Molenkopf in the Osthafen Frankfurt has been completed. The project is called Waterfront and the winner of the competition is the architecture firm Barkow Leibinger from Berlin.
Here the visualization of the construction field south:
Status December 2017: Scandic Frankfurt Hafenpark was announced as the first tall concrete project. It will have a total of 505 rooms and more than 2000 square meters of conference and event space on 11 floors. The hotel will also feature a restaurant, bar, fitness facilities and one of the largest ballrooms in Frankfurt at 600 square meters. The opening of the project is due in 2021. Here is the visualisation of the Scandic Hotel:
As of November 2017: The construction works on Hafenpark Quartier Ost (east of the Honsellstrasse, where no towers are to be built) have started.