Developments within Belvédère continue in full swing. The coming years Belvédère focusses on the continuous development of the Frontenpark, The Radium, Retailpark Belvédère and the reallocation of 'Sappi-South' in combination with the Landbouwbelang. And of course: the tram Maastricht-Hasselt, with stop Sphinxkwartier as the first stop on Dutch soil.
New stairs Frontenpark
The temporary stairs between Low and High Fronten will be replaced by a new, permanent stairs.
Further investments in the Sphinxkwartier
On 7 January 2021, Sappi Maastricht and the Belvédère Wijkontwikkelingsmaatschappij (WOM) of the Municipality of Maastricht signed an agreement that finalized the sale of the southwestern part of the Maastricht paper mill site to the WOM. The purchase creates a win-win situation for both parties.
Future layout Maagdendries
In recent years, a considerable amount of work has been undertaken on and around the Maagdendries. Roads have been moved for the new Noorderbrugroute and the new neighbourhoods Lindenkruis and Sphinx-South have been built. Time to look ahead: when will the Maagdendries be tackled and what will the impact be on the traffic flow?
Mural as a fitting entrance to the Sphinxkwartier
At the intersection Boschstraat/Fransensingel artist Collin van der Sluijs - in collaboration with Maastricht Streetart - painted a huge mural of a song trush. The Sphinxkwartier now has an entrance that matches the industrial and unusual vibe of this new district.
Studio Valentin Loellmann new owner Gasfactory
On 1 December 2019, Valentin Loellmann started renovating the former Gasfactory, a.k.a. the Cokesfactory. The full restoration of the listed building is expected to take several years.
European recognition of the Sphinxkwartier
Maastricht's Sphinxkwartier district is an anchor point along the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH). ERIH anchor points are heritage sites of exceptional historical importance for industrial history. Maastricht's Sphinxkwartier, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the Netherlands, is designated as one of these points.