New construction in Centrum Amsterdam Noord
The municipality of Amsterdam is working on the area development of CAN, a new urban center for Amsterdam Noord.
Living in Amsterdam North Center
Amsterdam North Center consists of several sub-areas.
Between the Nieuwe Leeuwarderweg and the Noordhollandsch Kanaal, the new residential area Elzenhagen has been built since 2007. The district is divided into Elzenhagen Noord and Elzenhagen Zuid and is laid out in phases.
Elzenhagen Noord is located on the site of the former allotment complex Buikslotermeer and is under construction since 2007. Houses (both sale and rent) are being built in a green and water-rich environment, part of which has already been realized. These are single-family homes (also for starters) and apartments. There is also a primary school and day care center in this district. All amenities are within walking or cycling distance, such as shops, health centers and entertainment venues.
For Elzenhagen Noord an Investment Decree was taken in 2004 (at the time called Implementing Decree). This decree establishes, among other things, the minimum program and the urban development principles.
Subsequently, in 2006, welfare criteria for this sub-area were determined by the City Council. The Welzijncommissie assesses all building applications in Elzenhagen Noord against the Image Quality Plan and the welfare criteria.
The legal planning framework for the construction of Elzenhagen Noord is formed by exemptions to the old zoning plan via so-called Article 19 procedures. In 2007, exemption was granted for the greater part of the area and in 2010 for the Zuidkavel (homes and school at the IJdoornlaan).
The buildings and infrastructure in Elzenhagen Noord are laid down in a new zoning plan.
The developments in the area are currently at a standstill. Work is being done on the integration of temporary initiatives. The old tennis club TCE has moved to the new building in the Vliegenbos. The Elzenhagen sports hall has been completely renovated with sustainable techniques and materials. ATOS athletics track will be renewed in early 2014. In 2014, the Volksbond established itself next to the Proeftuin of Amsterdam.
New homes are being built in the Noorderkwartier, through self-construction, co-creation and social rent.
Living in the Noorderkwartier
The Noorderkwartier is one of the sub-areas to be developed in the Amsterdam Noord project area and is located on two sides of the Nieuwe Leeuwarderweg. The area borders the Ring A10 (north), the ditch to the east Nieuwe Leeuwarderweg (east), the IJdoornlaan (South) and the Elzenhagensingel / residential area Elzenhagen Noord (west).