De Scheg, in Noorder Legmeerpolder, is the latest district of Amstelveen to be expanded. Its gross area is about 59 hectares, and it is located south of Westwijk between Legmeerdijk and Bovenkerkerweg. The name Scheg (skeg, part of a boat keel) comes from the shape of the region, whose southern border is formed by a Schiphol flight route (and also an aircraft noise contour) that runs diagonally through the polder.
De Scheg description
The aim is for the area to be developed by market participants. The municipality is not pursuing any active regional zoning policy (except for a plot of 1.5 hectares bought a few years ago). There are around 15 landowners present in the area, including a consortium comprising Bouwfonds Property Development, Syntrus Achmea and Roosdom Tijhuis, which owns about 20 hectares. Grondontwikkeling Nederland also owns part of the area. In 2015 the local council of Amstelveen has established the "Ontwikkelvisie". In this vision the conditions of the development the area of De Scheg are explained. The "Ontwikkelvisie" can be found on the website of the municipality of Amstelveen. There are also a few active farms, but they are prepared to stop their operations.
The area is estimated to be able to accommodate about 1100 homes. The starting point is that there will not be any social housing, and the houses will be aimed at people upscaling on the Amstelveen housing market. This translates into single-family homes in the mid to upper price sale and rental segments, supplemented with cheaper owner-occupier properties in the lower-price segment. There is also space for private rental property in De Scheg. In addition, the properties should preferably be completed by 2020 with an EPC of 0. The land-use plan is expected to be established in 2020, after which the area can be prepared for building.
± 800-900 homes with school and daycare. No other provisions. Distribution of homes: about 77% owner-occupied and 23% private rental housing (there is already an investor for this share). No social housing is planned.
- About 15 landowners. Bouwfonds Property Development
- Roosdom Tijhuis and Syntrus Achmea each have large shares. Rochdale and Grondontwikkeling Nederland also own shares, and the municipality owns a small one. The rest of the land belongs to a range of owners, including a number of farms.
- Bouwfonds Property Development, Roosdom Tijhuis, Syntrus Achmea and Grondontwikkeling Nederland have all indicated that they want to develop their land themselves.
Already established on this location
About the area
About the area
Amstelveen enjoys a prime location at the centre of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. According to the annual survey ‘Atlas for Municipalities’ in 2019, Amstelveen is again one of the top 3 most attractive residential municipalities in the Netherlands. Culturally Amstelveen has a lot to offer with numurous museums and also the city has plenty of shops and entertainment.
Amstelveen is also one of the Amsterdam Area’s most prestigious office and business locations, thanks to its proximity to Amsterdam’s city centre, Schiphol and the Zuidas.
Amstelveen is home to a thriving international community, thanks to its family-friendly housing, high standard of international education and abundance of international clubs, organisations and cultural events. The Japanese and Indian communities have traditionally made their home here, and there are many Americans and Brits too.