Eupen – Unterstadt

The Unterstadt (Ville-Basse) neighbourhood is located in the south-eastern part of Eupen, the county town of the German-speaking Community of Belgium. The district has 5,500 residents. It was developed in the 19th century as a show place of the textile industry because of the presence of water from two rivers, the Helle and the Vesdre. After the decline of the textile industry, the cable industry was established there, and is currently one of the Region’s main employers. This district, characterised by a considerable interweaving of industrial and residential units, is currently suffering from traffic congestion, empty housing and commercial units, and a negative image. The presence of the Helle and the Vesdre, the forest surroundings, the Hautes Fagnes/Eifel Nature Reserve, as well as the nearby dam on the Vesdre, all are favourable elements for making the Ville-Basse District a tourist resort, a place with attractive housing, and a sustainable urban district.

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2011-09-25 | Hodimont festival

The first ever Hodimont festival took place on Saturday 24 September. The event, which was organised as part of the SUN project, saw many of the district’s residents gather together under sunny skies in the rue du Moulin to enjoy a giant barbeque together. The main focus of the first ever festival was to ensure that everyone had a good time together; many different shows – including circus acts, juggling, dance, music and dog handling demonstrations – and a host of exciting stands provided entertainment for young and old alike.

2011-06-01 | Neighbourhood festival in Hodimont

Between 25 and 31 May, the district's residents and local associations sent out all manner of invitations. Working in collaboration with the SUN project, the non-profit organisation La Belle Diversité, the AMO Le Cap initiative and the Terrain d’aventure project, the Hodimont community support service and district committee organised a week of social events for the residents of Hodimont. The aim of these events was to bring residents from different areas of the district together over a drink and a slice of cake.

2011-02-18 | Greening project Eupen Unterstatd : pPublic projectcall

The town of Eupen is promoting the greening of Unterstadt. More nature in the town also means a better quality of life for residents. Greening brings life into the area and makes living there more attractive.

Alongside neighbours, schools, clubs or other groups, you can take part in this and submit an actual project: the greening of a small square, or a corner of a road, planting up roads, balconies, façades of buildings, etc.

2010-12-09 | A Kiosk in the Temsepark

Upon request of the population, a wooden chalet should be transformed into a kiosk, with a function as meeting place and as a tourist infodesk.  De first discussions already took place and the renovation is planned for the summer of 2011.

2010-11-06 | Still a greening project implemented in St-Léonard!

This Saturday, inhabitants of the Street "Petites Vignes" built two giant jardinières, made of "big bags" protected by chestnut fences. This project complements the efforts made by certain inhabitants who are already used to green their facade in order to make their street more pleasant to live. And after the effort, comes the time to celebrate the project!