Green light to use fifteen sites to build over 1,000 flatsThe full council has approved various projects enabling the construction of 1,028 publicly owned flats with affordable prices. The homes, most of which will be to rent, will be built on fifteen different sites in seven of the city’s districts.
Eight of the plots to be used will be made available to the Municipal Housing and Renovation Institute (IMHAB) and will be used for 666 flats, distributed around five districts.
- Three in Sants-Montjuïc: C/ Constitució 43 and 49, and C/ Mossèn Amadeu Oller 17-21.
- Two in Sant Andreu: Pg. Torres i Bages 126-128 and 130-134.
- One in L’Eixample: Gran Via 830-846.
- One in Horta-Guinardó: Av. Estatut de Catalunya 15-17.
- One in Sant Martí: C/ Badajoz 11-15.
Over 350 new homes with services
A new urban plan will also enable seven sites to be put aside in four Barcelona districts for 362 homes with services.
- Two in Gràcia: C/ Alzina, 6-8, and Av. Santuari de Sant Josep de la Muntanya, 31-35.
- Two in Ciutat Vella: C/ Ciutat, 3, and Via Laietana, 8-10.
- Two in L’Eixample: Av. Paral·lel, 100 and 102B, Gran Via, 724-726, and C/ Nàpols, 132-134.
- One in Sants-Montjuïc: C/ Sant Isidre, 1-5.
Half the sites are municipally owned and the plan anticipates the purchase of the rest to be able to increase the city’s public housing stock.
The buildings will also have to set aside space for public facilities on the ground floor premises. The role of these facilities will be determined according to the needs of the neighbourhoods and demands from local residents.
What is social housing?
These are affordable flats for specific groups such as the elderly, young people and people who need assistance, usually with communal spaces and services available.