Frankfurt/Main (dpa/lhe) - The number of approved apartments in Frankfurt increased last year. In 2021, building permits were issued for 4,819 residential units, which is 14 percent more than in 2020, said planning officer Mike Josef (SPD) on Wednesday in Frankfurt. In the pre-Corona year 2019, however, 5829 apartments were approved.
According to the information, a total of 3914 apartments were completed in 2021. After all, that was the third-best value in the last ten years, said Josef. The head of department also pointed out the difficult current situation, for example with a view to high construction costs and delivery bottlenecks.
The total approved construction sum in the Main metropolis was therefore 820 million euros last year and thus still well below the sum of the pre-Corona period. For comparison: In 2019 the value was around 1.3 billion euros.
According to the information, residential construction accounted for by far the largest share last year with 315 million euros (39 percent). This was followed by the two categories office and airport with relatively low values of 124 million euros and 120 million euros.
The head of construction supervision, Simone Zapke, emphasized that almost 900 of the approved apartments would be office and commercial conversions. Furthermore, 154 illegally unused apartments could have been won back for the housing market, of which 83 were so-called residential apartments and 71 holiday apartments.