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Agreement on the basis of the Chamartín operation, now called Madrid Nuevo Norte

Agreement on the basis of the Chamartín operation, now called Madrid Nuevo Norte

The City Council of Madrid, the Ministry of Development-ADIF and the company District Castellana Norte (DCN) have confirmed the bases of the operation Chamartín, now in its umpteenth denomination, as ‘Madrid Nuevo Norte’, whose objective is to promote the development of The northern part of the capital, paralyzed for 25 years.

The basis for urban planning in the northern development of Madrid is based on the principles of the municipal proposal presented in May 2016 which included a viable, sustainable intervention adapted to the needs of the citizenry. The total building capacity will be, excluding the area of ​​the station, of 2,680,000 m2 compared to the 3,370,000 of the previous plan, which means a reduction of 690,000 m2, 20.5% less. In line with what had advocated the consistory chaired by Carmena, and far from what the BBVA had been shuffling for more than two decades.

The document establishes the guidelines to guarantee an efficient and sustainable development and proposes a global strategy of intervention with the specific modification of the General Plan of Urban Planning. The project distinguishes five areas of action: Chamartín Station; Bussiness center; Fuencarral-Malmea (industrial estate); Fuencarral-Tres Olivos and Fuencarral-Las Tablas.

Generic uses located north of the M-30 will be residential (800,000 m2), with mixed economic activity. On the other hand, to the south the majority will be the tertiary office, closely linked to the Chamartín station itself, maintaining a 20% residential area that will resolve the transition to the surrounding neighborhoods.

Urbanization charges will be independent in each area, with those corresponding to east / west and north / south transverse connections being allocated in proportion to urban development in the affected areas. In this matter, the beneficiary of the ADIF (DCN) uses will assume the urban charges corresponding to these uses and, in particular, the proportional part that corresponds to him to pay of the amount of the covering of the tracks. For this cost, a new project will be written that takes into account the conditions that result from the new management.

In accordance with these criteria, the corresponding urban planning will be defined with an integral vision and taking into account the specific characteristics of each one of the areas of action. These works will be carried out during the last quarter of this year.

One of the main objectives of the operation is the control and regulation of the building that will be ceded by the promoters to the City of Madrid. The previous plan envisaged the construction of 19,000 homes compared to 11,000 under the new proposal, 42.1% less, of which 20% will be protected (approximately 2200), compared to 10% of the total contemplated in the plan. 2015 canceled by the City. In total, 37% of the homes will be of public use.

In addition, the agreement establishes that compulsory assignments to the City Council take place on residential land, so that the 2200 protected homes will be added another 1900 qualified as free. This means that the municipality will have about 4100 homes to develop public housing policies. The total residential buildability in all areas is 1,100,000 m2.

As collected the municipal proposal of May 2016, green areas and open spaces will be organized around a continuous axis that will structure the management and connect with other large green areas of the city. Likewise, adequate transport systems will be articulated to guarantee a sustainable mobility in relation to the intended uses and buildings.

Another objective of the ambitious municipal proposal is the location of the Chamartín Business Center, which will eventually be located in the area south of the M-30, in the vicinity of Chamartín station. This location will make it possible to guarantee the sustainable mobility of people by staying close to different stations and public transport stops.

In addition, the reform and modernization of the Chamartín station will be one of the keys to the new plan because Madrid needs a new railway station, modern and European reference, which is guaranteed in this new proposal.

Most of the space in this area will be for the location of that large Business Center (1,200,000 m2), although there will also be plots destined for residential dwellings (300,000 m2), of which 20% will be protected. The total profitable buildability south of the M30 will be 1,500,000 m2. Due to the characteristics of this area, a space with unique building typologies will be formed in height and a specific urbanistic regulation will be elaborated.

The current bus depot of Fuencarral will be moved to another space in which an operating center will be set up fully adapted to the current needs of the Municipal Transport Company (EMT). A parcel classified as “general system for transport” will be installed north of the M-30, preferably in the areas of Tres Olivos or Las Tablas, with an area of ​​approximately 50,000 m2.

The City Council of Madrid maintains its commitment to undertake the remodeling of the north knots of the M-30 (whose project is already being drafted) and Fuencarral, which will be integrated and compatible with the general management of the area. The transport systems and models will be adapted to ensure sustainable mobility in relation to the intended uses and building.

The Ministry of Public Works, ADIF and RENFE have already requested the suspension of the contentious-administrative appeals filed against the agreement of the Plenum of the City of Madrid of May 25, 2016. For its part, DCN S.A. It will also request the suspension of the contentious-administrative appeal filed, since the solutions found in these bases could put an end to the controversy that arose in it.

At the moment when the amendment of the General Urban Planning Plan is approved, which includes the terms provided in this document, all parties will desist from the judicial proceedings in progress against the aforementioned plenary agreement.

It is expected to start the administrative process of the plan at the beginning of the last quarter of this year, with the initial approval in January 2018 and final approval in the last quarter of 2018. Prior to the initial approval and simultaneously to the completion of the same Will develop a specific process of participation with citizen associations articulated by the City of Madrid.

Source: Redacción en Macroeconomía y Política

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