Marketplace Holzkirchen: the street remains, but no parking spaces
Created: 2022-12-28 06:03
As a test, the street in front of the town hall was already closed in 2019.
The proposal to permanently dissolve this as part of the redesign of the market square fell through with the municipal council.
The parking spaces, on the other hand, are to be eliminated for a more attractive use.
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Holzkirchen – The Holzkirchner market town council dealt with the redesign of the market square.
The committee followed the suggestions of the local and traffic planning committee.
The redesign of the Holzkirchner market square has already been extensively discussed in the local and traffic planning committee (OVA).
However, that did not stop the market council from devoting time to the topic again at the December meeting.
With a mood similar to that of the OVA, the committee finally confirmed its proposals not to eliminate the street across the market square in front of the town hall, but to define the complete elimination of the parking spaces on the market square as a competition goal.
Robert Wiechmann (Greens) commented on the connecting path between Münchner Straße and the Herdergarten in front of the Holzkirchner town hall: "The street is dangerous." He therefore suggested that experts make suggestions as part of the competition, such as the dilemma between short rescue routes for the fire brigade and security on the other hand is to be solved: "Let's see what is possible."
According to the proposal for the meeting, an expert report assumes that the theoretical loss of time for firefighters approaching from the north would be around twelve seconds and that there would be no longer routes at all from the south.
When approaching the fire station via Frühlingsstraße and Badgasse, the flow of traffic could also be optimized by means of priority rules or traffic lights.
At the request of Mayor Christoph Schmid, the committee finally allowed Ludwig Würmseer, first commander of the Holzkirchen volunteer fire brigade, to speak.
"First of all, we are not the bad guys and the preventers of road closures, but have received an order from them that we must and want to fulfill," said Würmseer.
This stipulates that the fire brigade is at the scene of the emergency no later than ten minutes after the alarm has been raised.
But because the inner-city traffic situation in Holzkirchen is often so dense and it is practically impossible to get to Maitz within ten minutes, the Floriansjünger in Holzkirch have already asked their Otterfinger comrades to take over this area as first responders.
Würmseer considered the twelve seconds to be hypothetical, but in a mission, as some of the 187 missions so far this year have shown, it can even count.
With the exception of the SPD and Green factions, the commandant's speech then convinced them not to go any further with clearing up the street in front of the town hall.
The debate was also heated as to whether the parking spaces on the market square should remain in the redesign.
Martin Taubenberger (FW) spoke out in favor of receiving it: "We can see at Oskar-von-Miller Platz what can become of closed parking spaces." Sebastian Franz (CSU) agreed: "Just because the parking spaces are gone, it will the square isn't nicer." Peter Gerhold (FW) described the loss of business owners near the marketplace as "threatening the existence of the business".
However, the majority of the opponents of the parking lot prevailed and thus fulfilled the express wish of the citizens from the participation process.
However, the private parking spaces of the fashion house Jennerwein should of course remain accessible.