Signing away a sports field

One of the remaining hurdles in selling the sports field known as the “Altkönigsportplatz” was removed last week when the sports club that had originally set it up signed a contract with the town to relinquish their right to use it in exchange for other benefits.

The TSGO (Turn- und Sportgemeinde 1861 e.V. Oberursel) had been using the field since 23rd July, 1933, when it was official opened by the then so-called “Jahngemeinschaft”.  They had purchased the land in 1927, although it was not as large as the field is now.

In 1953 the sports field was expanded and a deal was struck with the town by which the TSGO land became the town’s property in return usage rights.

Now 19,582m² of that land is about to be sold off to fund the new swimming pool  [Read more…]

How Oberursel is planning to re-develop the station area with the help of its citizens

The discussion taking place in Oberursel about the re-development of the station area is not new.  In fact, it has been going on for several decades as Mayor Hans-Georg Brum reminded local residents at a meeting in the Stadthalle this week.  He had even brought along a copy of the 1976 traffic concept to prove it!

But whilst some members of the town council may still be reminding people of how expensive the plan was to put a tunnel under the Nassauer Straße and join the road coming from Bad Homburg with the Weingärten by-pass, others – indeed a group of ordinary people from the town – had brought along suggestions of their own. [Read more…]

Stadtladen open during Brunnenfest for comments and ideas

Petra Würfel, Ute Meissner, Arnold Richter and Hans-Georg Brum outside the Stadtladen

Petra Würfel, Ute Meissner, Arnold Richter and Hans-Georg Brum outside the Stadtladen in the Strackgasse

The Stadtladen in the Strackgasse will be open during the forthcoming Brunnenfest to hear comments and ideas about the future development of Oberursel, known as STEP: Stadtenwicklungsplan

It will be open on Friday 1st June and Monday 4th June from 12 noon, Saturday and Sunday from 10am, and stay open each day until 6pm.

Further details about STEP and a discussion forum will be on-line from Friday at this address:

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