The historic and listed building of the Franz Brewery on the Murg River is a landmark in the cityscape. Rastatt beer is currently brewed on the premises, and apartments, a hotel and a brewery museum are soon to be built here.
The Franz brewery was taken over by the Scheidtweiler Group from Pforzheim in 2015. The group plans to build a brewery hotel with around 96 double rooms and a boarding house in the western part of the Franz site. The brewery itself is to be expanded with a new brewhouse, and a brewery museum will also be integrated into the main building.
On the eastern part of the Franz site, which was handed over to project developer REATIS Planen und Bauen GmbH & CO. KG, several residential buildings are also to be built. A so-called perimeter block development as well as multi-story individual houses with 2-, 3- and 4-room apartments are planned. A total of around 150 apartments are to be built. The corner building along Rauentaler Strasse is also to be landscaped. In addition, the pedestrian and bicycle path along the Murg will be redesigned as part of the construction project.
Construction work to start in 2023/2024
Due to the Corona pandemic, there were delays in the planning process. On July 25, 2022, the municipal council of the city of Rastatt finally approved the development plan. Construction of the residential buildings is to begin. A building application for the first phase of the "Murgterrassen" residential development for three residential buildings with 55 apartments has already been submitted by the architects of Project GmbH from Esslingen. For the time being, a renovation of the brewhouse of the Franz brewery will take place in the existing building.
The establishment of the construction roads and the start of construction work for the residential area are scheduled for 2023/2024. A final timeline for all construction work for the brewery and hotel has not yet been determined.
Currently, the development plan is being prepared for publication.