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Vorhabenbezogener Bebauungsplan Nr. 938
Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 43-45

Urban development draft, Hotel, Offices, Housing
District: Local district:
Size of area:
rund 1,2 ha
Project management:

Mr. Ingo Weiskopf
fone: +49 (0)69 212 34235

Project description

Reason for planning
The existing Hotel InterContinental requires a thorough makeover of its interior and façade. For the owners this was reason enough to revisit the urban fabric and mixture of uses the site offered. With their written communication of Sept. 15, 2020, the owners applied for the initiation of a development plan process for a project-based development plan as per section 12 para. 2 of the German Construction Code (BauGB).

Development district
Development Plan no. 938 covers the area in the north along Wilhelm Leuschner Strasse. In the south, the area is demarcated by the Untermainkai road. In the east and west, the area covered is limited to the boundaries of the plot on which the existing building stands.

Planning objectives
The hotel building is located at the center of the site and the plan is to supplement it on Wilhelm Leuschner Strasse with a new build featuring office spaces and on Untermainkai with a residential block, thus running the buildings up to the edges of the plot. The plan also envisages some of the apartments coming under the subsidized housing scheme. At street level, the buildings will in future include an area open to the public that connects Wilhelm Leuschner Strasse to Untermainkai and thus the riverbank.

Planning progress

  • Coordination of the draft for the project-related legal zoning plan including project and development plan as well as the implementation agreement between the project developers and the City of Frankfurt in accordance with Section 12 (1) BauGB (German Building Code)

September 7 - 22, 2021: Early participation of the public pursuant to Section 3 (1) BauGB

July 20, 2021: Announcement of the resolution to secure planning approval in the Official Gazette No. 29

June 17, 2021: Resolution to secure planning approval of the project-related legal zoning plan No. 938 - Wilhelm-Leuschner-Strasse 43-45 - upon application of the project developers pursuant to Section 12 (2) BauGB.