If so, then right. This guiding principle is also taken to heart in the district town, where the St. Sebastian kindergarten is expected to be rebuilt next year. It has long been clear that an underground car park should also be built to relieve the city center, now it is clear how big it will be: as big as possible. The technical committee of the city council decided to invest 800,000 euros more without dissenting votes, so that a total of 77 parking spaces can be created on Ulrichstraße.
It has been on the agenda for a good ten years
The project already has a long history. Negotiations for the new construction of the children’s home began a good decade ago. This is because both the city of Ebersberg and the professorship in Munich are involved. The latter operates the kindergarten. There is an agreement with the former to bear the costs: the city pays 80 percent. There were never any objections to this in Ebersberg; instead, the discrepancies arose from the size of the project. More precisely, from the size of the underground car park and whether the same cost sharing applies to it. After all, the kindergarten would manage with 19 parking spaces, the city was always pushing for more. In the meantime, agreement has been reached: The underground car park will be paid for by the city, which then rents 19 parking spaces to the day care center.
It was not yet clear how big the garage should be. At the meeting, architect Anton Mang presented two variants. What they both have in common is that they are built into the hill below the day-care center and can therefore be driven in from Ulrichstrasse at ground level. According to the architect, this contributes greatly to the attractiveness of the garage; without steep ramps, the view when entering and, above all, exiting is better. Variant one is a purely one-storey facility, where 59 parking spaces would be possible. Variant two also starts at ground level, in the rear area there are then two floors. This could park up to 77 cars there. This plus in space also means one thing in terms of price: around 1.8 million euros are due for the one-story version, 2.6 for the two-story version.
Despite these not insignificant additional costs, there was unanimous approval for the larger variant in the committee. This also benefits the city itself, said Mayor Ulrich Proske (independent), the town hall will also set up parking spaces in the garage, there should be 20 parking spaces. If you then add the 19 for the day care center and those that could be eliminated in the coming years as part of the renovation of Marienplatz, the 77 places are needed to relieve the center of parking traffic.
The CSU parliamentary group also supported this, but Alexander Gressierer asked for a statement from the finance department on the additional costs before the final vote in the city council. This was included in the decision. Gerd Otter (Pro Ebersberg) also suggested that the northern exit should not be located inside the new kindergarten, but in such a way that it can also be used when the daycare center is closed. After all, the garage is also intended for visitors to evening events at the old cinema. Josef Riedl (CSU) called for the handicapped parking spaces not to be located at the very end of the underground car park as in the draft presented, but so that they are closer to the exit to Ulrichstrasse.
There were also suggestions for this: Otter suggested widening it a bit for pedestrians, Jürgen Friedrichs (Greens) also thought it would make sense to go higher than the 2.10 meters in the draft. After all, not only Marienplatz but also the surrounding streets should benefit from the garage, which works better if you can easily drive in with a minibus or van. In addition, one should ensure that the ten parking spaces planned in the north of the daycare center are really only used for pick-up and delivery traffic or for suppliers, according to Riedl. According to the mayor, these could be identified as short-term spaces with a maximum parking time of 30 minutes.
It is still unclear how the garage will one day be operated and whether the city can expect any income from it. As Proske said when asked by Petra Behounek (Greens), it is at least foreseeable: “We will not bear the costs.” As far as the management of the garage is concerned, i.e. what fees are charged and how that should be organized, is still open. Another suggestion made by Riedl went in that direction. If you set up payment or parking ticket machines, this should not lead to “the entrances becoming so narrow that nobody dares to go in”.