For years there has been planning, discussion, appraisal and rescheduling.
Now, however, the new development of the property around the former school in Mitterndorf is on the home straight.
The building committee approved a draft that provides for a kindergarten and residential buildings and which (finally) the neighbor also supports.
- Lord Mayor Florian Hartmann has acquired a certain tolerance of bureaucratic hurdles and requirements in recent years. The plans for the redesign of the area around the former Greek school in Mitterndorf, which has been vacant since 2013 and which is now to become the center of a small village square including a kindergarten and housing, have recently offered some “delicacies of the bureaucracy”. It was "impressive", said Hartmann on Tuesday in the building committee, what there is for expertises and evaluations!
For the project in the Ignaz-Taschner-Straße 14 area, a so-called odor report was most recently decisive. The western neighbor of the area to be built is namely a farmer, more precisely a cattle farmer. The kindergarten should therefore take on the task of intercepting any unpleasant smells in the new ensemble. Hartmann emphasized that he had never noticed "that it stinks there". Nevertheless, the kindergarten is now placed as a three-storey block in the west of the area - without open window sashes facing the farmer's calf barn and with group rooms and open spaces facing the east side.
Since the new development is conceptually reminiscent of a rural three-sided courtyard, there will be U-shaped residential buildings for Stadtbau GmbH, other buildings and a playground in addition to the kindergarten. The inner courtyard should remain car-free; Commercial use should at most be possible as “non-disruptive business”, promised building authority manager Moritz Reinhold - “so as not to undermine the village character”.
Basically, reported city planner Ariane Jungwirth, this design was the result of a “very, very long planning process”. At two public information events six and five years ago, many people from Mitterndorfer would have liked a meeting place at this point, but the neighboring farmer had "rejected anything that was contrary to his interests". The result was that we “did the math several times back and forth”. The solution now presented is "the only one that the farmer supports" and that meets all bureaucratic requirements.
The only problem with this solution: It differs in one point from what the city had shown to the Mitterndorfern when the plans were first presented. The kindergarten in the current planning has three floors instead of two as originally planned. The four CSU councilors in the committee and Horst Ullmann (citizen for Dachau) therefore demanded renewed citizen participation. CSU spokeswoman Gertraud Schmidt-Podolsky saw “a major change” in the additional floor and declared on behalf of her parliamentary group to “only agree if the people of Mitterndorf still like it”! Horst Ullmann also spoke of a "big stomachache". In the compromise solution negotiated with the farmer and the authorities, “we are doing ourselves no good”.
The rest of the 15-member panel saw it differently.
First, according to Sören Schneider (SPD), there will still be a public display of the plans as the construction process continues.
Secondly, one would then, in fairness, have to carry out such repeated citizen participation in all other construction projects in the urban area.
Thomas Kreß (Greens) called a renewed survey of citizens simply “a waste of money”.
Kai Kühnel (Alliance) could also live well with the submitted plans.
He called it "hopeful", also because of the social housing.
Old building with a long history
Old building with a long history
The former school on the outskirts of Mitterndorf was built in 1910.
In 1976 it was dissolved and the children were sent to the Dachau monastery school.
The Republic of Greece then ran a private school in the building on Ignaz-Taschner-Strasse.
However, the city canceled the lease on July 31, 2013, and the building would no longer have been able to meet the requirements for fire protection and escape routes without extensive renovations.
While the Greek children went to Pasing from then on, the city started redesigning the site.
One thing is certain: the old schoolhouse from 1910 will remain, the extension from 1960 will be demolished.