Brussels squares get new look

Brussels residents to participate in planning

Brussels residents are being asked for their opinions on the restructuring of various areas and squares in the city centre.

The broad outlines for the new plans (traffic flows, parking and mobility) were approved at the beginning of the year but now residents are being consulted on the allocation of green spaces, cycle tracks, fountains, seating, play areas for children and the general aesthetics. The areas involved are the Grand-Place, the surrounding UNESCO zone, Place Sainte-Catherine and Vismet.

Workshops and field trips have been organised in October and November for residents, retailers and business associations to exchange information and opinions. Consultations will continue until the end of 2014 when a preliminary design for the planning application will be finalised.