In Bonneuil-sur-Marne, the Fabien city is changing

Published on 14 Jan. 2022 at 10: 80

A “city under construction” until possibly 2030. This is the perspective drawn up by the mayor (PCF) Denis Öztorun of his commune Bonneuil-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne). After the first national program for urban renewal (PNRU) which allowed between 2006 and 2018 the reconstruction of the République district, the City is entering this year 2022 the operational phase of a new urban project large scope.

This is the urban renewal of the Cité Fabien, built in 1957, shortly after the Second World War. It brings together the oldest large ensembles of the town. “Many of these buildings cannot be renovated and must be largely demolished,” emphasizes Denis Öztorun. In total, nearly 220 homes will be destroyed in the Cité Fabien, and 670 will be rebuilt. Among them, a little more than 220 housing will be in assisted home ownership and 150 in free access. While the remaining buildings will be social rental housing.

An envelope of 125 millions of euros

The amount of the envelope for this operation currently amounts to 125 million euros . This sum will be distributed in particular between the lessors, Action Logement, the City and the intermunicipal authority, the territorial public establishment Grand Paris Sud Est Avenir (GPSEA) . The project will also benefit from State funding via Anru: it is thus included in the new national program for urban renewal (NPNRU).

Work will begin with the demolition of the Brassens buildings, which will be managed by the social landlord, Valophis. According to the city councilor, the deconstruction of the 22 housing will begin in the first half of the year 2022. The site will be divided into three stages which will temporarily extend to 2028 or even 2029. They will be marked by the demolition of the various bars and the Fabien municipal hall, as well as by the construction of new housing. Some constructions, such as the Edith-Piaf tower, will be rehabilitated. In addition to housing, the Cité Fabien will also benefit from a new school, a crèche and a nursing home. Finally, a 2.7 hectare park will also be developed in the district.

Renovation of the city center in parallel

The objectives of this operation are, for Denis Öztorun, both to ensure greater social diversity and “to open the Cité Fabien to the other districts of Bonneuil-sur-Marne”. With this in mind, the renovation of the multi-site ZAC in the old centre, which began in 2006, will be carried out in parallel. “The projects will go hand in hand, confirms the elected official. Over the next ten years, we plan to modernize the entire heart of the city, where many buildings are at the end of their life. This will translate concretely into the deconstruction and reconstruction of around a hundred housing units.

With the lessor, the municipality wants to increase the number of free housing units in the old center in order to fight against real estate speculation. For the renovation of the Cité Fabien, the City is also working with the various landlords and the prefectural services to ensure that the inhabitants can continue to reside in the town if they wish. In the case of the new République district, for example, 22 % of 600 households whose homes had been destroyed have been relocated to Bonneuil-sur-Marne.