Barcelona obliges developers to sell 30% of new buildings for social apartments
Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona, has approved this week the Modification of the Metropolitan General Plan to impose on the promoters that 30% of their housing developments of more than 600 m2 that are new construction or reform of social housing is Official Housing Protection ( VPO). The parties that have approved it are BComú, ERC and PSC. The measure will be voted in full September 28 and then be taken for final approval by the Subcommittee on Urban Planning of the Generalitat ... Thus, in a city where many new homes are needed, some 334 floors a year would be new social housing a year from the 1,114 new apartments built annually since 2008 in Barcelona city.