Greater Annecy: the future PLUi plans to develop 90,000 sq. m. around the city's stations

Greater Annecy: the future PLUi plans to develop 90,000 sq. m. around the city's stations

The Greater Annecy PLUi will replace existing PLUi

On 1 January 2017, the municipalities of Annecy, Annecy-le-Vieux, Cran-Gevrier, Meythet and Seynod merged to form the new municipality of Annecy, which now has over 120,000 inhabitants.

Before the creation of Greater Annecy, inter-communal Local Urban Plans (PLUi) had already been prescribed for the communities of communes of the Pays d'Alby, approved in 2018, and the Left Bank of the Lake, currently being drawn up. The latter will probably not see the light of day since the PLUi of Greater Annecy will cover the entire territory, i.e. 34 communes in total, by 2022.


The Léman Express and other projects create land opportunities

The Léman Express (LEX), a cross-border rail network between France and Switzerland, went into service on 15 December 2019. In Annecy, it stops at the Pringy and Annecy stations. Around these two stations, the real estate market is growing strongly, and there are opportunities to be seized.

A project for a tunnel under the Semnoz mountain to absorb some of the road traffic between the Left Bank and the Pays d'Alby is being questioned by certain associations and inhabitants.

The Agglomeration wishes to rehabilitate the RD 1508 road along the left bank of the lake to create additional housing. The creation of new means of transport, in particular buses with reserved lanes, is also being studied.


87,000 m² to be developed around Pringy station

Following the arrival of the Léman Express and a possible modification or revision of the PLU, the areas around the Pringy station are subject to a Development and Programming Operation (OAP) and could be opened up more to the construction of residential housing (in yellow).

Floor area for housing construction in Pringy

The Pré-Billy OAP plans to develop 21 hectares, including :

  • 10.3 ha of building blocks
  • 67,000 m² of floor space dedicated to housing (i.e. 920 homes)
  • 8,000 m² of tertiary activity premises
  • 7,000 m² of commercial and service premises (hotel, shops and services)
  • 5,000 m² of public facilities


Up to 60% social housing required in certain areas

The construction of affordable housing and social rental housing will be encouraged. Within the Pré-Billy OAP mentioned above, 1 in 3 dwellings must be social housing. In some areas, the share of social housing imposed can rise to 60%.

Overall, the vice-president of development for Greater Annecy, Mr Christian Anselme, and the residents are in favour of housing construction but have more difficulty accepting the construction of high-rise buildings unless they are properly integrated into the urban landscape.



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Or ask for your test directly at or on 01 84 60 28 84

The Kel Foncier team wishes you an excellent land development!

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