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Revitalisation of “Alte Bürger” in Bremerhaven – opening of a neighbourhood office

citizens' advice bureau


The street “Alte Bürger” in Bremerhaven is in the Mitte district, bordering the district of Lehe. Not least thanks to its historic architecture, “Alte Bürger” developed into an area for pubs and restaurants in the 1980s. In the vicinity there are many small streets with small apartment blocks, historic residential buildings, cafés, retail outlets, areas of greenery, cultural facilities, and much more.

Due to the structural change experienced in the City of Bremerhaven, “Alte Bürger” is now dominated by vacant shops and dilapidated and neglected houses. Recent years have seen an exodus of businesses to other parts of the city, and the remaining small shops are battling for survival. Furthermore, some parts of “Alte Bürger” suffer from a high level of (long-term and youth) unemployment, a high number of residents with a migrant background, and a high proportion of people on welfare benefits. The former nightlife area is suffering from a severe loss of image.

In order to develop the potential of “Alte Bürger”, to raise the quality of life and to improve its reputation, ERDF funding is being used to open up a neighbourhood office. Here, the involvement of the local citizens is particularly important: right from the start, the neighbourhood management is to work with the local stakeholders and citizens to develop local strategies to achieve the goals set out above.

Categories
urban development
Programmes
ERDF Bremen 2007 - 2013
Degree of priority / area of funding
Priority Axis 2 Activating Urban and Commercial Areas
2.1: Suburban Centres and Neighbourhood Developement strand
Total volume of money (in €)
761.000,00
Proportion of funds
of which public-sector funding: 761.000 €
of which ERDF funding: 380.500 €
Runtime
03.05.2010 - 31.12.2010
Venue
Bremerhaven north
Contact
Ms. Maja Pfeifer
Ministry of Science and Ports
Division 34
Zweite Schlachtpforte 3,
28195 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 361-8582
Fax: +49 421 496-8582
E-Mail: maja.pfeifer@wah.bremen.de


Due to the structural change experienced in the City of Bremerhaven, “Alte Bürger” is now dominated by vacant shops and dilapidated and neglected houses. Recent years have seen an exodus of businesses to other parts of the city, and the remaining small shops are battling for survival. Furthermore, some parts of “Alte Bürger” suffer from a high level of (long-term and youth) unemployment, a high number of residents with a migrant background, and a high proportion of people on welfare benefits. The former nightlife area is suffering from a severe loss of image.

Projectdata

Area of impact: Place of implementation: Total project volume (ERDF Programme): of which public-sector funding: of which ERDF funding:
City of Bremerhaven City of Bremerhaven, Ortsteil Mitte 761.000€ 761.000€ 380.500€[