Visé residents will benefit from a 7,000 m² public park “without it costing the City a single euro”

Visé residents will benefit from a 7,000 m² public park “without it costing the City a single euro”
Visé residents will benefit from a 7,000 m² public park “without it costing the City a single euro”

Last April, we announced the project to build a 111-room hotel on the Quai des Fermettes, on the banks of the Meuse, in Visé. The City College, which is delighted with the progress of this file, has, in fact, sold a plot of land of 14,000 square meters to a consortium made up of three companies.

The project being important, the elected officials decided, during the last municipal council, to organize a commission responsible for thinking about the future hotel and its realization. Tuesday evening, the majority and the opposition met and made various comments on the file, particularly concerning mobility in the surrounding neighborhood.

Targeted: soon a “bikeable” hotel with 111 rooms on the banks of the Meuse, a stone’s throw from Liège.

If fears exist, Xavier Malmendier, town planning alderman, wants to be reassuring: “entrepreneurs must ensure that they offer sufficient parking spaces given the activity”. Also, local residents, who demonstrated in front of the Town Hall last month, refused that “Visé becomes a Dubai on Meuse”, in reference to “large size of the establishment”.

Here too, the alderman insists: “We will ensure that an architectural balance is respected”. Note that currently, the Quai des Fermettes is mainly “a sort of wasteland registered in an economic zone”. “It was essential for us not to see an ugly warehouse set up on the site”, confides Ernur Colak, alderman for Tourism.

The Quai des Fermettes in Visé. ©DR

By purchasing the land from the Walloon Region, the City made a deal. And it’s not much saying. In fact, the consortium has the obligation to devote 7,000 m² to the development of a public park which “will return the Meuse to the Visétois”, cut off from the river with the arrival of the highway. “This means that citizens will benefit from a park without the City having to pay a euro”, declares Xavier Malmendier, “it’s a real plus for Visé and its traders”.

Visétois refuse to allow their city to become “Dubaï sur Meuse”.

Visitors will go shopping or grab a bite to eat at the local restaurant”, rejoices the Tourism alderman, delighted to be able to put “its region in value”. “Our goal is to bring back tourists for a stay of several days”, he announces, recalling the presence of the new spawning ground of Lanaye, of the Montagne Saint-Pierre, but also of the future Caster footbridge.

Xavier Malmendier insists: “It will not be the hotel garden, but a public park.” ©Uman Architect

A permit application is expected to be submitted by the end of 2024 and, if the permit is granted, the consortium will have two years to begin work. “Later, we will install pontoons on the dock, for even more fun”, concludes the elected official.

The City of Visé and the Walloon Region are inaugurating the new walking route from the spawning ground to Lanaye to “observe nature while preserving it”.

-

-

PREV France gained 500 factories between 2016 and 2023, according to the new government barometer
NEXT Vic-Fezensac. Skill Crew takes center stage for Label jour