Shortly before Christmas, the inn and hotel on the Mayr-Wirt site were also demolished. Since then, the area has been fallow. It is to be used as a parking lot. But that may take some time. © Peter Gebel
The city of Erding did not succeed itself, and now an investor competition is to breathe life into the Mayr-Wirt site. One can be curious.
Erding – There are many ideas for the use of the Mayr-Wirt site, but they must also be feasible. The focus of the city is the revitalization of Haager Straße. Now it is launching an investor competition and expects it to provide the best possible solution. On Thursday, the city council discussed it.
The city bought the site in 2008 and "has not found a solution or an investor since then," said city architect Sebastian Henrich. "We can't find the ideal solution ourselves," he admitted. That's why we have to move away from supply planning and towards demand planning. Through the investor competition, the aim is to come together with professionals "who know how to do it". As a negative example, he and Mayor Max Götz have the Bräuhaus district in mind.
"We expect the investor competition to produce results from people who can then implement them," Götz emphasized. The competition will be carried out in accordance with the guidelines for planning competitions and with the approval of the Chamber of Architects, explained Henrich. There are clear rules and a high degree of security.
Johann Fehlberger (FW) had concerns about what would happen if the ideas of different investors were pleasing. "Can we mix then?" he asked. He was also concerned about the question of who would remain the owner of the land. Henrich stated that "we do not make any promises to sell any land." A mix of ideas is only possible – if at all – if the copyright issue has been clarified: "It's not like a bazaar."
Götz did not want to talk about it and "did not want to curtail the freedoms of a competition". Just this much: "We want to make something meaningful that comes close to the considerations we had when we bought it." Whether an inn can also be realized, he left open. After all, it is currently difficult to find a host at all.
For Hans Egger (Erding Jetzt), the Mayr-Wirt site is "the last chance for Haager Straße to develop sensibly". He was surprised that the competition did not provide any information on the size and price of the plot. This is common in competitions of this kind elsewhere. "I have to tell the investor how he can work economically," Egger said.
We are still a long way from that, Henrich replied with a view to a later development plan. At the moment, it's all about collecting information and ideas. "If we don't like it, we'll throw it in the bin." Götz explained that it makes no sense to call up an XY price that is completely detached.
For the jury, the city council provides seven judges. These are Burkhard Köppen and Hubert Sandtner (both CSU), Helga Stieglmeier (Greens), Petra Bauernfeind (FW), Harry Seeholzer (Erding Jetzt), Leon Kozica (SPD) and Alfons Penzkofer (AfD). This means that every political group is represented. This was decided by a majority. The first preliminary meeting will take place on 19 June. Three hours are set aside for this.
The area on Haager Straße, which has been vacated by the demolition of the pub and hotel, can probably only be used as a parking lot from September. The planning and building committee will award the work for this in its June meeting, said city spokesman Christian Wanninger when asked. They could then start in July and will probably last six weeks.