correspondent of the Rhine-Main newspaper for Central Hesse and the Wetterau.F. A. Z.
something had to happen, says mayor Steffen Maar (independent), and thinks not only of the cultural and historical value of the building. The construction also have an important social function as a meeting place for the local Community. Find also the political bodies and have been approved for funding by 2022, two million euros. An amount, based on cost estimates. This results in a time plan, according to which by the end of this year, the restoration plan on the table is to be located. In the next year could then be coming from the renovation crews. A minimum of two years it will take until the old building in its new splendour shows, says the mayor.
First of all, the roof renewed
Because there is a lot of work to do. First of all will concentrate the Work on the roof, where, among other things, all the support beams and struts are replaced to ensure the safety of the construction duration. The façade is in need of a General overhaul, all trades apply to renew it, and a new coat of paint from beams and compartments is also necessary to have the building cleaning optical out.
Not less effort in the interior is required. Pipes and sanitary facilities must be renewed. But above all, it is about to change the layout in the upper part, with a new room layout. Which means, that walls are broken, and pull up. Will happen to all of this, of course, in coordination with the monument preservation, but also with the citizens. Because the city does not want to decide alone when it comes to the future use of the Old town hall. Which in turn has an influence on the concept of space.
at the end of last year, held a first public meeting. Here, the desire became clear that the Old city hall will remain accessible to everyone and is used in many ways should be. The commitment that the house should remain city-owned, is not likely to have the least to do with the discussion a couple of years ago. At the time it came to the question of whether the Old town hall should be sold to an Investor. What failed, but ultimately, the fact that the citizens of the resistance was formed and also no Investor found, such as Maar says.
sub-basement will be used for meetings
the First proposals to go there now, the basement for meetings of Associations and institutions, but also for private parties and not to use the last cultural performances. In the upper part, additional space for clubs could be created, as sample rooms for music and theatre groups are planned. In the planning is also included which is housed next to the building in which currently, among other things, a wedding room. Public forums to the detail planning to follow, with it to take into account is what architects and historic preservation to hold for feasible.Updated Date: 27 June 2020, 18:19