- Monday, February 13, a Housing and Sustainable City Quality Charter was signed at the town hall of Saint-Ouen. The town hall team has given itself a mission to rebuild the old districts of Saint-Ouen, to relocate its inhabitants in new buildings and to increase the number of social housing.
- The promoter charter provides for the construction of 25-30% of social housing to increase from nine thousand to twelve thousand housing units for those who need it. The Athletes' and Para-Athletes' Village will welcome more than 2024,2 athletes in the summer of 500 as part of the Olympic Games. After the end of the Olympics, the apartments of the Village will be allocated to the inhabitants of Saint-Ouen.
In Saint-Ouen, the mayor of the city signed a rather peculiar "marriage contract". Who is the bride? The ecological and renovated city. Monday, February 13, a Housing and Sustainable City Quality Charter was signed at the town hall of Saint-Ouen.
"The objective of this charter is precisely, like a marriage contract, which binds us and puts us in a configuration, where we are aligned for the next five or ten years, is to improve people's lives," says Karime Bouamrane, the mayor of the city. The town hall team has given itself a mission to rebuild the old districts of Saint-Ouen, to relocate its inhabitants in new buildings and to increase the number of social housing. According to Deputy Mayor Adel Ziane, about forty families have been relocated since July 2022. Opposition city councillors did not comment on the new project of the town hall.
Relocations have begun
"We benefited from two constructions, the ZAC of the Olympic and Paralympic Village, located 100 m from the old quarter." One of the priorities is to tell the inhabitants of Saint-Ouen that their buildings will be demolished, but that they will be relocated 100 m away in new housing," said Adel Ziane. In two or three years, the town hall plans to rehouse 450 people, more than 1,400 homes will be renovated from next year in Cordon and Old Saint-Ouen. The promoter charter provides for the construction of 25-30% of social housing in real estate programs to increase from nine thousand to twelve thousand housing.
Throughout the rehousing process, the inhabitants are accompanied by the Mous (Urban and Social Project Management). Nicole is now settled in her new apartment rue du Docteur-Bauer. "I was very well accompanied to make my file, I was quickly informed that he had an empty apartment for me, I visited him in three weeks. After my request went to committee, I had the agreement in a fortnight," she said.
The Olympic Village still under construction
Another objective of the city's elected officials is to preserve its architectural identity and social cohesion, despite the differences in income of its inhabitants. "There will not be two, three or four cities in Saint-Ouen, but only one," the mayor announced.
Among the accommodations soon available is the athletes' and para-athletes' village which is under construction. In summer 2024, it will host more than 2,500 athletes as part of the Olympic Games. After the end of the Olympics, the apartments of the Village will be allocated to the inhabitants of Saint-Ouen. Considered the largest single-site construction site in France, it brought together 6,000 construction workers with the aim of meeting the dual challenges of economic recovery and environmental performance. The promoters and planners who launched the project define the project as "a showcase of French know-how in eco-design".
To strengthen the presence of nature in the city, outdoor spaces and roofs will be vegetated. Alternative and frugal rainwater management will thus be an integral part of the landscape project. It will be open air and will allow local infiltration to contribute to the landscape quality and cooling of the site to cope with hot weather.
The mayor of Saint-Ouen is convinced that it is important to have this pact of confidence. "If we work together, we have a common vision, which is shared progress. We talk about dignity, respect, the identity of our territory." When contacted, the opposition did not wish to comment on the signing of this charter.
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