From the office tower to the kebab shop, from student-WGs, with painted walls, up to the Penthouse in the Gallus everything that makes Frankfurt’s diversity. According to the statistical Yearbook of the city of Frankfurt Gallus what is the population relates to just the second-largest district behind Bockenheim. There, where once on the Frankfurt gallows field, death was waiting, is today one of the most vibrant and dynamic districts in the city.
With these words mayor Oliver Strank (SPD) describes the Gallus: dynamic, student-driven, multi-cultural. The Gallus was a few years ago as a “suspended district”, as Strank explained. Still there are challenges ahead, but much had changed. “It has been much upgraded, so it now goes back to the tenant displacement,” says Strank.
The man looks at the Gallus. In the Frank Avenue, a residential complex called Luxury-Park, in the Old Hellerhof housing estate with its brick-jewelry wealthy Frankfurt can stay facades even in real cultural monuments. And in a few years, the first apartments in the “Porsche Design Tower will be” ready to move in. Even affordable housing can be found but in the Gallus – at least for Frankfurt standards. Rent rooms for 17 to 20 euros warm rent per square meter are rare, but available.
“In Gallus, there are a lot of piece of work.” – Oliver Strank, mayor
That the Gallus is not, despite its Central location, all luxury quarter, could also be due to the fact that there is still a lot of industry and trade. “In Gallus, there are a lot of piece of work,” says Strank. By the appreciation in some Parts on the case it is more where nothing happened. Nevertheless, the industry is a part of the district. With the eagle works, the Gallus has to offer, even a real industrial monument.
Thus, the diversity remains a strength of the district and is not his weakness, it takes commitment, says Strank. First right after the tracks of the main goods station have given way to a few years ago the European quarter. Since then, the Gallus was, so to speak, from the Old and the New Gallus. The differences between the new and old are great. Who, by the linger or Kriegkstraße walk, you will hardly notice that the Europaallee also to the Gallus.
Between the new and the old,
Strank would like to ensure that the parts of the Gallus grow better together. Signs are to have the residents of both sections to each other the way a Europe-Museum aims to make the European quarter, also for the visitor.
Between Römerhof and Skyline should Plaza be no mere dormitory town. Rather, it should be there, leisure facilities and shops, so people can stay there only to Sleep.
“We have an active citizenship, but also a high level of non-voters share.” – Oliver Strank, mayor
This sets Strank on the support of the Incumbent, because there is also in the Gallus, as many of the new residents. “We have an active citizenship, but also a high level of non-voters share.” Also in the political participation of the contrasts of the district show. Citizens to integrate better, will Strank support initiatives. For the district of initiative in Koblenzer street, he wants a new pad.
Because of the initiatives and citizens ‘ participation will help the district become what he was, says Strank. Despite the weaknesses, the there – such as the high proportion of non-voters and the risk that the district will be suspended. If he wanted to summarize the Gallus with a set? “Here, everyone can live the way he wants to.” This should remain so.
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