In the next few years, the Belvédèrelaan will become home to a concentration of peripheral, large-scale retail stores aimed at the people living in Maastricht and the region. The retail park will be optimally visible and easily accessible from all directions thanks to the realisation of the new Noorderbrug route.
Two DIY stores, six lifestyle shops
With the GAMMA and Praxis, two large DIY stores have now established themselves at the Belvédère Retail Park. In addition to the GAMMA, six home furnishing shops opened their doors in one shared building in the summer of 2020. These are Leen Bakker, Beter Bed, Beddenreus, Kwantum, JYSK and Carpetright.
Follow-up planning procedure
Interim ruling by Raad van State
In order to have a good and promising perspective for the future, concentration of shops, of sufficient size and a broad branching are important. In addition to the DIY and home furnishing shops, this retail location must also be able to accommodate appliances-, sports- and leisure shops. The expansion of the Retail Park is planned directly along the new Noorderbridgelanding and along Fort Willemweg, with a large central parking facility.
To make this development possible, a new zoning plan for the Retail Park was adopted by the municipal council in 2019. An appeal procedure against this adoption is pending before the Raad van State. In August 2020, the Raad van State issued an interim ruling. The municipality has been asked to make a limited number of 'technical' adjustments to the zoning plan. Because of this so-called 'administrative loop', the rules, image, explanatory notes and the policy rules have been adapted.
Zoning plan Retailpark Belvédère
The Maastricht city council has adopted the amended zoning plan 'Retailpark Belvédère' on 9 February 2021. The amended zoning plan has been sent to the Raad van State and a decision is now pending. As soon as the zoning plan is finalised, the realisation can start. The total development is expected to take 4 to 5 years.