On Thursday 29 September, Mayor Marleen Vanderpoorten of the City of Lier signed the PPP agreement for implementation of the new urban development project Sionsite.
This project was worked out by the temporary commercial company Ontwikkelingscombinatie Sion Site Lier, a joint venture between Democo, DMI Vastgoed and Willemen. A2O Architecten and Grontmij are responsible for the architectural design.
The site is being transformed into a residential zone with some 140 residential units, there will be underground parking and a public domain. In addition, the cultural aspect is being further developed with the expansion of the Municipal Academy of Fine Arts (Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten or SASK).
If all goes well, the building permit will be issued in the autumn of 2012, after which construction can start. The planned implementation period runs until the end of 2017.