The new Josaphat district is intended to be a model project, thanks to new procedures implemented by the Region for the development of its land reserves.
These aim to establish a planned development framework that is simultaneously clear in its objectives, precise in its obligations and flexible in its implementation, so as to be able to adapt to a changing society over the long time-period involved in developing an entire district. This new planning tool is the Master Plan (PAD). It will be developed by perspective.brussels, the regional body responsible for strategic and regulatory land use planning in Brussels.
For property development, the Urban Development Corporation (SAU-MSI), in its role as regional public operator responsible for steering the development of the new Josaphat district, will develop various innovative procedures, adapted to the specific question to be resolved and aimed at improving the new district’s urban, environmental and architectural quality. Thus, for the first phase of this development, a competitive dialogue approach has been identified as most conducive to promoting the emergence of a district by ensuring coherence in planning and architecture as well as maximum diversity through the combination of different types of housing.
Active efforts are also being made to ensure high quality, in particular by associating the Chief Architect (bMa) with the definition of the projects from the outset of the process.