Barcelona limits student residences in the city center

With the modification of the General Plan, it will not be possible to open residences in the center of the city except if it is converted into a tourist accommodation or youth hostel.

The next 27 de mayo el Barcelona's town hall aprobará en el Pleno del Consejo Municipal, the modification of the Metropolitan General Plan (MPGM) which will regulate the increase in the number of student residences.

El consistorio quiere regulate the increase in the number of student residences privadas en suelos de equipamiento de los últimos años. At the moment, between those already active and those planned, in the city there 79 residences, con 13.800 parking spaces on facility floor and zone floor, namely, unqualified equipment. Of these residences, 18 have been processed in recent years and are in the process of obtaining the license.

Este crecimiento ha supuesto una loss of the area destined for facilities and basic services and has generated neighborhood rejection due to the impact they have on the environments, for example, in the cases detected on Avenida del Paralelo el 22@.

The MPGM will avoid it, así, que se instalen residencias de grandes dimensiones in saturated areas, with the aim of guaranteeing rest and compatibility with the daily life of the neighbors. Comparison with the update of the special urban plan for tourist accommodation (PEUAT) It will prevent them from opening in the downtown areas or the maintenance of squares (crown surrounding the center), except if a tourist accommodation or youth hostel is converted.

They will only be admitted in the rest of the areas of Barcelona, con una maximum capacity of 3.500 plazas y distancias radiales limitadas entre ellas.

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