The Integrated Urban Development Concept Rastatt 2036 includes ten so-called key projects that are of great importance for achieving the defined guiding goals. In order to take advantage of possible synergy effects, however, the individual projects must always be considered and further planned in the larger context. Resolutions of the municipal council are required in each case to implement the measures envisaged.
Southern entrance to the city
On the 17-hectare former barracks site at the southern entrance to the city, 800 to 1,000 residential units are to be built in a climate-friendly manner. To promote social integration and inclusion, a mix of privately financed and publicly subsidized rental apartments and condominiums is planned. The new district will be linked to the existing development and connected by forward-looking mobility services. The next step is the development of an urban planning design. However, this is dependent on the decision as to whether the new Zentralklinikum Mittelbaden will be realized in Münchfeld or possibly at the southern entrance to the city.
Northern entrance to the city
The agriculturally used area between Bittler, Zaystraße, the northwest bypass and Murg is intended for sustainable, architecturally high-quality residential development. The aim is to integrate all population groups in a socially and culturally mixed residential environment. In addition, the new main fire station will be located on Zaystrasse, which is currently located on Plittersdorfer Strasse. The plan is to build in a climate-friendly manner, taking into account flora and fauna and the area's function as a cold air corridor to cool down the city center. The citizens are to be actively involved in the development of the construction area.
The potential of the Murg in the urban area is to be better utilized and new meeting and local recreation areas are to be created. Areas and paths on the embankment and access to the water are to be expanded. Viewing points and seating steps on the banks as well as additional seating, play and recreational facilities are planned.
A theme trail is also conceivable, which, for example, demonstrates the cultural diversity of Rastatt's population, the richness of flora and fauna species, or the special features of the individual city districts. The challenge is to find a solution for the existing tree population. The prerequisite for this project is the implementation of the technically required flood protection. The population is to be involved in the planning.
The quality of life and living on Bahnhofstrasse will be improved by reducing traffic areas and increasing the greening of the side areas. The reduction of Bahnhofstrasse to one lane in each direction is being examined. This would give pedestrians and cyclists more space. The upgrading of Bahnhofstrasse will also strengthen the local businesses.
The focus is also on social cohesion and the potential of the population living there, which is characterized by cultural diversity. New meeting opportunities and a revitalization of the cultural square are therefore components of the concept, which is to be developed and implemented together with residents and business people.
Lively city center
The marketplace and the surrounding streets and squares are to be revitalized through additional events in the evening hours. Among other things, intercultural meeting days are being considered to promote togetherness among the residents of the city center. More greenery, improved cleanliness and new seating are intended to increase the quality of stay.
Close cooperation with retailers, hoteliers and restaurateurs will be continued. Vacancies are to be minimized and, if possible, avoided altogether through early discussions with the owners of retail space. The opening of pop-up stores will be encouraged in order to breathe new life into vacant premises. At the same time, this is linked to the hope that retail commitments that are initially limited in time will lead to long-term leases.
Old industrial park east
The old commercial area borders on the city center and the train station to the east and is intersected by Rauentaler Strasse. Existing commercial areas will be further developed and brownfield sites reactivated. The aim is to achieve sensible redensification. The focus is on attracting companies with climate-friendly concepts. The interests and intentions of the property owners, the companies located in the area and its residents have been bundled in the "Cooperative Development Offensive Alt-GE Ost Rastatt". New residential areas are no longer designated. Application is to be made for inclusion in an urban development subsidy program.
Existing clinic area
The Rastatt hospital on Engelstrasse will be abandoned when the planned central hospital is available. This will free up an area of 35,000 square meters in a prime downtown location. A feasibility study is being conducted to examine the suitability of the site for various uses. The aim is to achieve a mix of administrative, healthcare and residential uses. In view of the shortage of space in the city center, a high quality densification of the quarter is planned. The population is to be involved in the development process.
LGS and Rastatter Bruch
An undeveloped area totaling 430,000 square meters in the west of the city is being developed for the State Garden Show 2036 (LGS) is being developed into a recreational area that can be experienced. In addition to the Oberwiesen Landscape Park and the Kolbengarten Climate Protection Park, this also includes the City Park. This is to become a sustainable, high-quality green space for all generations. The interlocking of extensive agriculture with a landscape and climate protection park is of great importance. The Rastatter Bruch will be linked to the LGS, as will the historic city center and the renaturalized Murg.
The castle axis is to be upgraded in the southern direction (Ottersdorfer Strasse) as far as the LGS site. It is also to be visually experienced in a northerly direction (Karlsruher Straße). To this end, a new urban development is planned on the site of the former Fütterer car dealership. The redesign of the Schlossachse will be accompanied by extensive tree planting, which will provide cooling shade. Pedestrians and cyclists in particular are to benefit from this.
Central Hospital Mittelbaden
Klinikum Mittelbaden wants to merge its existing hospitals in Rastatt, Baden-Baden and Bühl into a new Zentralklinikum Mittelbaden. The new building is to be erected on an area near Lake Münchfeld that has so far been used by the Rastatt SC/DJK, FC Rastatt 04 and the sheepdog club (area outlined in red on the right). This is opposed by a citizens' initiative, which is campaigning for the former barracks site at the southern entrance to the city as a clinic location (area outlined in red on the left). More information on the project can be found here.