Discussion in the courtyard: Residents and local councillors as well as Mayor Marlene Greinwald exchanged views on the new building plans at Bareisl in Tutzing. The residents are against the project. © Andrea Jaksch
Residents want a signal from the municipality against the construction of 21 new apartments on Tutzinger Bareisl. The building committee had already waved through the project.
Tutzing – It was like a demonstration of the community of old and young: In the extensive green next to the old apartment blocks of the Tutzing settlement Bareisl, many children and young people gathered early on Thursday evening, and more and more adults joined in, including members of the municipal council. Because of resistance to a new building with 21 apartments planned there, the Greens actually wanted to get an idea in the municipal council. They had informed local residents about this, and the meeting became a settlement meeting, so to speak.
Barrier tapes were laid to illustrate the dimensions of the new building and a planned underground car park with 64 parking spaces. On a website www.rettet-den-bareisl.de, the critics put the size of the green space including paths, playground and garage at about 3180 square meters and the floor area of the planned new building at about 620 square meters. Again and again, residents raved about the green "oasis" with trees and the playground, which would be lost. Families who have moved in have not been told anything about the construction plans, criticized Korbinian Schlingermann, co-initiator of a petition "Save the Bareisl". For him, the elimination of a "fictitious garden share" included in the rents is nothing more than a rent increase. There was all the more criticism because of deficiencies in existing apartments, from water damage to mold infestation.
Tenants doubt information about future rent
Sceptical comments also attracted announcements from the owners about the planned rents. With an average rent of 12.50 euros per square metre of the existing 100 Bareisl apartments, they are expected to be 16.50 euros for new construction. Even the current offer for a renovated existing apartment with 53 square meters is higher, namely at 910 euros cold rent, i.e. 16.89 euros per square meter, calculated resident Mario Locher. There have already been a number of rent increases, and more are foreseeable.
Many other concerns raised ranged from the expected burdens caused by the construction site to feared additional traffic loads. Bernd Pfitzner, local councillor of the Greens, explained that many of the aspects are not a matter for the municipality, but for the competent authorities. Schlingermann nevertheless pleaded for a signal from the municipality against the new building. Its first concept was unanimously approved by the building committee of the municipal council. Mayor Marlene Greinwald warned against false hopes: Regardless of the attitude of the municipality, the district office will examine and decide on the matter. Next Thursday, June 1, at 18 p.m., an information event on the building law side of the project is to take place in the Tutzing town hall. (nz)