A new city district of 116 hectares is growing on an abandoned area of a former freight yard in Heidelberg. This area will be transformed into a district which is being developed considering multiple aspects of environmental protection. 5,000 citizens will find a place to live and 7,000 new jobs will be created. This development is an on-going process which started in the year 2008 and is scheduled for completion in 2022. To date most of the areas are sold and the majority of the planned residential buildings has already been constructed. The main project idea has always been to create a mixed space for living, research and work. Accordingly, some office buildings and trade facilities were built in parallel with the residential buildings and are being used by high-tech and science companies.