ROTTERDAM, 20 June 2023 – Substantial funding from the National Government is set to accelerate a housing project in Rotterdam, creating affordable housing and enhancing green spaces in the De Kaai area.
Accelerated housing project funded by National Government
A significant financial boost of €3.6 million for Rotterdam's De Kaai housing project (Woningbouwimpuls) has been provided by the National Government. This funding aims to expedite the construction of 1,000 homes, with sixty percent belonging to the affordable category. These homes, a mix of rental and purchase properties, will occupy the site of the former Unilever land.
Chantal Zeegers, the Alderman for Climate, Building and Living, stated: “Rotterdam has previously received support from the National Government for Feyenoord City, M4H and Codrico. Now, we can add De Kaai to this list. I am grateful for the trust in our plans for this area. This national contribution allows us to create a green, vibrant, and accessible waterfront at De Kaai, in addition to building more affordable homes. This is excellent news for the entire neighbourhood.”
Private site transitioning to public space
The site, held privately for 130 years, will be transformed into a public space abundant with greenery and activity. It will include room for hospitality, cultural facilities, and creative entrepreneurs. The waterfront will also be revamped, adding walking and cycling paths, enhancing the area's accessibility from the city centre.
Inclusive residential area in development
Located on the banks of the Maas River, Kop van Feijenoord has become part of the city centre, characterized as a residential neighbourhood in the heart of Rotterdam. The municipality of Rotterdam and developers VORM and Amvest, the site owners, have collaborated on the plans for this area. De Kaai is set to provide approximately 1,000 homes, both rental and for sale, across various price ranges. The development is expected to offer opportunities for residents in Kop van Feijenoord looking to transition to suitable, affordable housing, as well as many other house-hunters. The first homes are anticipated to be completed by the end of 2026.
Directions to De Kaai
De Kaai is located on the Kop van Feijenoord, a bustling area on the banks of the Maas River, with easy access to the city centre. The district is easily reachable by both public transport and by bike.