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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2011-06-16 | Success for Saint Léon'ART

The St Léonard district is home to a vibrant art scene. On the weekend of 6–8 May 2011, the district was transformed into one giant exhibition, and residents and passers-by alike were invited to discover some of the district’s artistic locations, both well known and obscure.

2011-03-21 | St-Léonard looks for shopkeeper

At the end of 2009, a survey was conducted among the residents of the district to better identify what they needed in terms of shops nearby.

The results highlighted that the residents wanted to see specific shops open up such as: an artisan bakery, an organic grocer’s, a sandwich bar, etc.

In February, large screens summarising what was missing in the district were put up in the empty shops in order to encourage such business to move in!

More info and results of this survey can be read on the french page.

2011-03-21 | Sustainable economic plan for Unterstadt

From mid-March, the company Projektplan is starting to draw up a sustainable economic plan for the retail trade location Unterstadt. The town of Eupen is asking business people and the residents of Unterstadt to support the work by taking part in the consultation. Naturally, all information gathered will be subject to data protection and remain anonymous. Those behind the project and the interviewers would like to thank you in advance for your kind assistance.

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.

2010-05-28 | Drink for Traders in St Léonard

Supported by the SUN project, a new traders committee was created in the St Léonard quarter. On 28 May, they organised a convivial meet-up with drinks to which all traders and customers from the quarter were invited. It was a resounding success!