In the end, there were only green dots on the board next to the entrance to the hall of the kolpingshaus. Thus the approximately 50 visitors of the information meeting to the topic national horticultural show signaled their agreement to such a rough event.
Mayor uwe kirschstein (SPD), head of the building authority rene franz and landscape architect christina hack had explained the principles and goals of a state garden show in forchheim. The aim is to make the green harp that clings to forchheim's city center even more attractive, says uwe kirschstein, mayor of the city of forchheim. Sustainability and supra-regional awareness and the availability for the people of forchheim beyond a state garden show were named by kirschstein as further goals. It is also important to further expand accessibility in the city.
First hurdle taken
rene franz considered it a first rough success that forchheim was basically a candidate for a state garden show. The prerequisites for this were a completed integrated urban development concept (ISEK) and the classification as an upper center, criteria that forchheim had already fulfilled.
Franz informed that sustainable environmentally conscious development concepts could only be realized on city-owned land. This is a requirement of the state horticultural show society, which is founded for the organization of the respective event. The state of bavaria had increased its funding requirements from 3.5 to five million euro. The city would then be involved with a further five million euros. Irrespective of this, individual projects such as the renovation of a bridge could be subsidized by 60 percent of the costs incurred, provided they were necessary and sensible for the concept of the garden show .
Rene mentioned five to eight years as the time frame for the realization of the state horticultural show. Preliminary planning would take two years. Then a competition will be held and for the construction is expected to take a similar period of time. Landscape architect christine hack had identified the area around the city park and the bastion as well as some pearls between the train station and the parade square, around the town hall or the kolpinghaus as areas suitable for an inner-city garden show. The sports island and the cellar forest as well as the loschwohrd area should also be included in the overall concept as local recreation areas.