What is a councilor?

A city councilor is a politically elected representative in a city who usually belongs to a party. City councilors can form a parliamentary group. According to the rules of procedure, an association of at least three city councilors is required to found a parliamentary group. The city councilors prepare their parliamentary work within their parliamentary

What Is Social Housing and How Is It Funded?

In Germany, social housing is the state-subsidized construction of apartments, especially for social groups who cannot meet their housing needs on the free housing market. In addition to the personal requirements that tenants must prove with the housing entitlement certificate, there is a maximum rent (“cost rent”), as regulated in the German Housing Binding Act

What is the Building Land Decision?

On May 7, 2020, the city council set out the building land decision (in German: "Baulandbeschluss") for Frankfurt city developments. With it the City of Frankfurt is setting a framework for the development of future residential building land. As a result of the building land decision, uniform and transparent requirements for the development of residential

Gateway Gardens

Gateway Gardens is a development area in the south of the city and borders directly Frankfurt Airport. The commercial district is currently constructed by 2021 on the site of the former US military settlement of Gateway Gardens, which was cleared in 2005. Gateway Gardens is not a city district of its own, but officially belongs

Senckenberg Tower

A 106 meters (348 feet) high office tower called Senckenberg-Turm (lit. "Senckenberg Tower") is currently constructed on the site of the former AfE Tower on the Senckenberganlage. For this, the project developer Groß & Partner had issued an architectural competition from which a winner was chosen at the end of September 2017. The winner of