Kruisherenhotel expansion plans amended

The plan for expansion of the Kruisherenhotel on the Victor de Stuers building courtyard has been changed. This is in response to reactions from the neighbourhood.

For instance, there will be no tower with a view of the entire city centre. Neighbours were afraid this would be at the expense of their privacy. The buildings of the complex will be similar in height to the other buildings around the Kommel. The new building will also be at a greater distance from neighbouring houses.

The functions that the Kruisherenhotel wants to add to this plot besides rooms are a restaurant and gym. These do not yet fit into the zoning plan for the property. Therefore, the gemeenteraad (municipal council) will still have to give permission for these proposed changes.