Turku published a model for joint cooperation and development for the port area
Before embarking on developing complex areas in the cityscape, every endeavor needs a plan. Especially, when there is more than one actor involved. As part of the HUPMOBILE project, City of Turku has prepared and published a Joint Cooperation and Development Model for Turku port area development spanning from 2019 to 2024.
At present, there are many processes and developments in the port area of Turku. The new joint ferry terminal building for shipping companies Viking Line and Tallink Silja is scheduled for opening at the end of 2025. Also, new mobility arrangements (transport connections to the passenger port, port field recreational area and redesigning Linnanniemi area) will be implemented. The adjacent Linnakaupunki residential area is being built. The City aims to attract roughly 10 000 – 15 000 new residents to the Linnakaupunki area. With regard to workplaces and business life, the aim is to reserve roughly 450 000 square meters of floor area. Among other areas, Linnakaupunki comprises the areas of Linnanfältti, Herttuankulma, Harppuunakortteli, Kirstinpuisto and Vaasanpuisto as well as parts of the port and Linnanniemi.
There are also processes like the development of carbon neutral mobility and customer satisfaction as well as the stormwater management and noise protection which should be taken into account when planning and building the port area.
This plan has been updated between April 2020 and March 2021. During this time period, the new passenger railway access to the harbor was examined but relinquished due to several reasons (e.g. the amount of traffic having to cross the railroad track, high expenses, possible use of land in the north side of the terminal for other purposes e.g. as a residential area). The plan also examines how to ensure stakeholder engament with internal and external communication activities regarding the port area developments.
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