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Héliport-Anvers sustainable district contract

Héliport-Anvers is the 18th district contract in the City of Brussels.

With 12 million euros in support from the Region, the City of Brussels can work with residents and local actors to develop an ambitious action plan to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood in all areas: public space, housing, support for employment and social life, environment, citizen projects, collective facilities,...

Throughout 2021, the City of Brussels will make a diagnosis of the neighborhood, define priorities and develop an action program. This program will run for four years from 2022.

In order to bring this project to a successful conclusion, the City will be supported by an engineering office and the expertise and participation of the residents and actors of the neighborhood will also be called upon through the organization of a participatory process (public meetings, workshops, neighborhood walks,...) and the organization of a district committee composed by a citizen panel and stakeholders from the neighborhood.

The perimeter of this new district contract extends around the site of the towers with social housing of the Chaussée d'Anvers (Antwerpsesteenweg). The area is bounded to the south by the Boulevard Bolivar (Bolivarlaan), to the east by the border with the municipality of Schaerbeek and the Senne Park, to the north by the Rue Eclusier Cogge and to the west by the Allée Verte (Groendreef).

In order to bring this project to a successful conclusion, the City wants to involve residents and stakeholders of the neighborhood throughout the entire process, thanks to the establishment of a citizens' panel that will be part of the 'district committee', charged with monitoring the development and implementation of the Héliport-Anvers district contract.

In particular, the district committee has the task of contributing to the definition of the district contract and guiding the City by issuing advice and recommendations as well as by communicating information and knowledge of the site with a common goal: the development of the projects according to the needs of the district.

Do you live within the perimeter of the new district contract? Do you work there? Would you like to be involved in the future of this district, offer your expertise and be a point of contact for the various users? Then you can apply to participate in the Héliport-Anvers district committee!

At least 12 citizens, 6 actors from the associations and schools and 2 actors from the economic sector will be appointed to actively participate in the development of the program of the new district contract.

They will be selected in such a way that the diversity of the actors and the challenges of this district are represented as well as possible. Together with the services of the City of Brussels and the Region, they are setting up an action program to meet the needs of the neighborhood.

Register before 29 January 2021 using the following form:

More info:

A first information session will take place on Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 6:30 pm (by video conference). Registrations are required (the link will be communicated to you afterwards):

The Héliport-Anvers district contract benefits from a regional subsidy of 12 million euros.

The City of Brussels will release additional resources to develop an ambitious program.

The year 2021 is devoted to the development of the basic program, which includes a diagnosis of the district, the definition of priorities and an action plan. An environmental impact report is also being prepared to study the impact of the program on the environment of the residents of the neighborhood.

Throughout the year, various opportunities for meetings and exchanges (workshops, exploratory walks, meetings, interviews,...) are organized with local residents and associations.

The program must be approved by the City Council and the Brussels Capital Region by the end of 2021.

The program will start in 2022, over a 50-month period.

The publications of the Héliport-Anvers district contract are only available in Dutch and French.

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