The House of Representatives in Stuttgart is to be renovated. In the meantime, the parliamentarians have to move. The search for temporary accommodation had recently caused trouble.
Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - The state parliament presidium and the finance ministry want to talk about the renovation of the house of the deputies and the possible alternative quarters on Tuesday. The accommodation of the parliamentarians during the conversion had recently caused some controversy. The Ministry of Finance's plan to demolish three older houses and build a new building to make room for MP offices near the city center was stopped in October by Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens). The reason was criticism of the Treasury's handling of long-term tenants of the cheap apartments in the buildings that were to be demolished.
Now the department of Minister Danyal Bayaz (Greens) has worked out three scenarios as to how the renovation of the House of Representatives could be bridged. In addition, at the request of the SPD and FDP parliamentary groups, it also calculated what it would cost if the MPs were to move permanently to the New Palace in Stuttgart. Such a move would cost almost 200 million euros. This option would be by far the most expensive.
The offices of the Greens and the CDU are located in the House of Representatives. SPD and FDP are on Schlossplatz, AfD is in the Justice District. Most recently, it was said that the most likely variant for the transitional quarter would be a property owned by the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg in the Königstraße shopping street opposite the main train station. To rent the approximately 200 offices over a period from 2026 to 2031 - i.e. in the next regular legislative period - 72 million euros would be due. Another 45 million euros would be needed for the renovation of the House of Representatives. Bottom line: 117 million euros.