Redesign of Weimar's Sophiestiftplatz and more self-sufficiency from renewable energies for the city

"The first project will enhance the central importance of Sophienstiftsplatz as a junction for inner-city traffic flow, and at the same time, create a more attractive environment. The second funding enables the acquisition of a new, larger CHP plant to increase the sewage treatment plant's self-sufficiency degree with electricity from 67 % to 83 %. Both projects are of significance for the city of Weimar", said State Secretary Dr Klaus Sühl.

The first project „Sophienstiftsplatz with Gropiusstraße“ provides financing for planning a general redesign of the terrain, including the redesign of traffic routes, the attractiveness and climate-friendly planting of the square.

The second decision is intended for the "Weimar Sewage Treatment Plant" project. Here, the existing CHP plant is to be supplemented or replaced by a further, larger unit (increasing the sewage treatment plant's degree of the self-sufficiency with electricity from 67 % to 83 %).

For both projects combined, the city of Weimar will receive ERDF funding of around 3.9 million euros. An amount of 388,000 euros are for the sewage treatment plant, and more than 3.6 million euros for Sophienstiftsplatz.

[Translate to English:] Neugestaltung des Weimarer Sophienstiftsplatzes und mehr Eigenversorgung aus erneuerbaren Energien für die Stadt