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Examples of real estate projects

Real estate transactions

In addition to all purchases and sales of developed and undeveloped land for the City of Bonn, all contract constellations relevant to the land register are processed. Our everyday business is the exercise of pre-emptive rights (usually the acquisition of small partial areas), the sale of small fragmentary areas to round off private neighboring properties and the provision of land. Issues relevant to the land register include, for example, the entry or deletion of easements, land charges or line rights. The establishment and management of hereditary building rights is becoming increasingly important.

Important projects

Mobility turnaround

As part of the mobility turnaround, restructuring of road traffic and expansion of local public transport will be necessary. In part, this can be achieved by using the land owned by the City of Bonn. However, it is often necessary to acquire additional land, which is carried out by the real estate department. This often involves a large number of owners, and complicated and (not always successful) negotiations are necessary due to the different interests involved. Projects to be mentioned in this context are the extension of the route for the S13, the extension of the S66 route in the area of Sankt-Augustiner Straße and the Bornheim-Alfter-Bonn bicycle commuter route.

Accommodation options for refugees

The real estate owned for residential use by the city of Bonn is limited. The high number of refugees in recent years has pushed the city's capacities to the limit. For this reason, the Real Estate Department is constantly negotiating with property owners with the aim of increasing accommodation capacities and acquiring suitable properties.

Tendering of residential building plots for subsidized housing construction

For the first time, plots of land in Nierderholtorf were put out to tender with the aim of having semi-detached subsidized houses built there by eligible families. Two of the four plots have already been registered.

New Quarter Bundesviertel (NQB)

The New Quarter Bundesviertel (NQB) is the new term for the area formerly known as "Landesbehördenhaus". In the past year, many negotiations were conducted with the state and various topics were addressed in a number of project groups. In addition to the internal administrative work areas, the NQB project advisory board was also established, in which political representatives are informed and also given the opportunity to help shape the further course of action.

Office campus BaFin and DLR Project Management Agency

In Dransdorf, an investor is planning two office locations on the site between Justus-von-Liebig-Strasse, Fraunhoferstrasse and Haberstrasse.

One office complex is intended for the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), which will move to the new location with an expected 350 employees. Another office complex with a canteen and underground parking garage is planned for the DLR project management organization ("Verein Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt"), which intends to consolidate its Bonn locations with around 1,600 employees at the new site. Both projects can be supported by the acquisition of additional municipal land.

Area arable land in Friesdorf

After many years of effort, the City of Bonn was able to acquire land for the Friesdorf open-air swimming pool, which is owned b


The Viktoriakarree is to be given over to a mixed use of culture, housing, education, gastronomy and stores. A planning office has been commissioned to prepare a feasibility study. A forum of knowledge is to be realized for the university on the urban subareas, including the former swimming pool. For this purpose, the areas will be sold to the state of NRW. In the remaining area, in accordance with the development plan yet to be drawn up, residential buildings will be developed, as well as some commercial and gastronomic facilities on the first floor.

Old city garden

On the basis of a political decision in principle, talks are being held with the Montag Foundation and the Neue Stadtgärtnerei association. On the site of the old city nursery in Bonn-Dransdorf, a public welfare-oriented neighborhood development is to be created, including the existing Biostation. Taking environmental aspects into account, residential development is also to be considered.

Mr. Kerim Abulzahab

Rental and lease matters

The use of the farmed areas is broadly diversified. Currently, approximately 2,000 leases are managed. These range from the leasing of more than 200 parking spaces to grazing land and agricultural leases, leases for commercial use, sports clubs and the temporary use of municipal land by companies, to the management of leasehold contracts. Furthermore, the department's tasks include the rental management of apartments of municipal dependent foundations. Ensuring that the areas under management are safe for traffic is a steadily growing focus of the department's work.

Important projects

Businesses of a commercial nature

As the owner of four event venues, the Federal City of Bonn operates them as so-called commercial enterprises (BgA), such as the Brückenforum or the Redoute, among others. Due to the financial situation of the city, the provision of concessionable premises is only possible in close cooperation with the administration as well as in good and trustful cooperation with the operators.

Garden and green areas

In addition to 21 allotment garden sites, the department also manages approximately 800 gardens that are leased to private individuals. For years, the available municipal plots have been declining, and demand exceeds supply many times over. In this respect, the department pursues various objectives when allocating plots of land, such as making open space available to as many households as possible. Furthermore, the management of the land is intended to prevent the emergence of brownfield sites. The aspect of economic efficiency also plays a role. Increased attention is paid to ensuring that the leased garden areas are managed in accordance with landscape conservation regulations.

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Mr. Axel Worm