City council sets the course

City council sets the course

The day after. Mayor kay blankenburg (SPD) praises hotel developer feuring's proposals with open arms. He found the plan "great, he liked them very much. He hopes that they were soon implemented, said blankenburg on tuesday.

There was no sign of euphoria when the council unanimously approved the concept "in principle" consent. Many details need to be clarified. Nothing is final yet, says feuring representative matthias lowin several times. He called the design an urban planning proposal: "we can't and don't want to specify many details today." It is unclear how the facades are to be designed.

With his design, feuring had essentially been able to prevail over the city's earlier objections. She will make her contribution to the project. This is how the short zone is to be reformed, and this is where they want to start, said blankenburg. Then condominiums were also allowed there.

He called the issue "so important that we should not postpone it from our side. Despite the vacations, the meeting was attended by 20 of 30 rates.

A lot had been done in advance in cooperation with the city administration. "In terms of urban development, we are on the right track, according to city planner wolfgang russ. The city council should "give a signal so that things can continue". It is a matter of a basic decision on a framework plan.

Not everyone liked the idea of taking the new hotel building slightly out of the way and moving it toward the spa park. Christian zoll (SPD), in particular, criticized this. He wants to discuss this proposal in peace and quiet. But he is "conceptually in agreement".

Klaus bollwein (CSU) asked whether the idea of taking the hotel out of the escape was already definite (no) and also wanted to know how the facade was planned. According to lowin, this topic is currently out of reach. The only thing that is certain is that there will be french windows. Balconies are quite conceivable.

Bernd czelustek (SPD) buried it that the hotel operator also wanted to take care of the spa baths. Because this is a piece of bad kissingen and a part of spa history. His impression: "what was presented here will do the city good." She should have all the "stones so that work can begin as soon as possible.
Jens bergermann (FDP) asked whether there would also be parking spaces for cars for the public in the extended underground car park. Alexander koller (DBK) was concerned about the protection of the healing springs. The problem, according to lowin, is that we don't know the exact course of the story. But the sources had to be protected.

The plan is to build a five-star hotel (according to the standards of the hotel and guesthouse association) for wellness, spa, conferences and spa stays. Target groups are the 50 plus generation, conference and family travelers. The hotel is to be run by an internationally experienced partner, whose name matthias lowin (buro feuring) did not want to mention yet.

The new hotel am kurpark is to have 145 room units including suites. The underground car park is to be extended. The plan calls for 35 two- to three-bedroom condominiums, seven retail spaces, conference rooms, medical and treatment offices, a spacious spa and fitness area with a pool landscape, and an appropriate restaurant and lounge area.

Feuring assumes that the contracts can be concluded before the end of the year. He expects the building permit to be issued in the fall of 2013, with completion targeted for september 2015. That was allowed to be possible, said matthias lowin in front of the city council. 

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