|Almere Centrum||100 ha|
In the past ten years, Almere Centrum has developed into an attractive area. Each year, approximately 13 million people from Almere, and an increasing number of regional visitors, visit the city centre due to comprehensive facilities, the modern atmosphere, the easy access and special events. The goal is for Almere Centre to become the beating heart for residents and visitors from the city and the region. By adding programmes, such as residential construction, the number of users of this area will increase. There is space for transformation, use of empty buildings, consolidation of various areas and the use of various developing areas in Almere.
Principles for development:
1) The squares in Almere Centre will become great places to be.
2) There must be an attractive and clear route from station square to the Weerwater (Esplanade).
3) Almere Centre has mixed functions at all levels.
4) Almere Centre has a high density by adding programmes.
5) The Weerwater south of Almere Centre forms part of the area to be developed.
|Stichtsekant business park||124 ha|
This new regional business park is currently in the process of being parcelled out. It is located on the outskirts of Almere, very close to the A27 and Waterlandseweg near the Stichtse Brug. The site is connected to Waterlandseweg via Nederstichtselaan. The southern side of the site borders on the Gooimeer and the Gooidijk. Waterlandseweg connects Stichtsekant with the centre of Almere; this road will be widened in 2007 to four lanes.
This site has been developed as a logistics and mixed-use site, primarily for businesses from the Gooi and Vecht area and the Utrecht region.
It is sustainable and highly ambitious from a planning and architectural viewpoint. The De Vaart and Stichtsekant business parks are the only sites in Almere where buildings can be constructed up to environmental category 4.2 for logistics and mixed use.
|Poort Oost||233 ha|
In the short term, Almere is developing a mixture of homes, shopping, work and recreational facilities. Thanks to the A6 exit and the railway and bus stations, the location is easily accessible from Amsterdam, the Gooi and Utrecht. The area is located near a luxury marina, golf course, horse-riding centre and various sports facilities. Several educational institutions, including international schools, are located in Poort Oost. Nature is close by, in the form of lakes, urban forests and the Oostvaardersplassen.
There are several development opportunities for homes in various price ranges, businesses (the Hogekant business park), offices, and leisure, retail and catering facilities.
The development plan has been established and is being incorporated into a zoning plan. The location is largely ready for construction.