Arrival Center at Patrick-Henry-Village
The state of Baden-Württemberg has established a temporary arrival center for refugees on the former US military area Patrick-Henry-Village. Here, refugees are accommodated by the state of Baden-Württemberg for a short period of time. Up to 600 refugees can be registered daily and examined for health. They can also submit their asylum application to an employee of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). Thereafter, the refugees are distributed to the urban and rural districts.
State of affairs:
Project launch for new Arrival Center in Heidelberg: Country and city lay foundation for working together in building new Arrival Center on Wolfsgärten-area (press release 1st October 2020) - in German
Relocation of Arrival Center: Joint working group of city and country - concrete replacement offer for agricultural area (press release 27th July 2020) - in German
City Council decided to relocate Arrival Center to the area "Wolfsgärten" (press release 19th June 2020) - in German
Location for Arrival Center: Decision between "Wolfsgärten" and "Gäulschlag" (press release 30th January 2020) - in German
Arrival Center: Continuance on Patrick-Henry-Village is no option, two other locations under consideration (press release 18th December 2019) - in German
Patrick-Henry-Village is a former military site that offers residential and development space urgently required for the development of south-west Heidelberg and the city as a whole. For this purpose, the International Building Exhibition set the project "knowledge city of tomorrow" in motion, where 5,000 apartements will be built and which allows up to 15,000 people to live and work in this new urban district. This 'Dynamic Masterplan' is the basis for further planning on Patrick-Henry-Village. In December 2019 and January 2020 people were able to participate in a public consultation using the webpage www.phv-mitsprechen.de.