Redesign of the main square

Topic area
Basic services, Leader, municipalities

Disaggregation level
Municipal development
Local Agenda 21
Site development

Project region
Lower Austria

Local Action Group (LAG)
LAG Waldviertler Grenzland

LE– Programming Period
LE 07–13

Project period

Project costs overall
63.254,22 EUR

Project initiator
Marktgemeinde St. Martin

LE 07-13 information

Themenbereich (Untergliederung): Zukunft Land (Gemeindeentwicklung, Lokale Agenda 21, Standortentwicklung)
Themenbereich (Untergliederung): Leader (Gemeindeentwicklung)
LAG (lokale Aktionsgruppe): Waldviertler Grenzland
Maßnahme: M413 - M322

Short description

The main square is to become more "child- and environmentally friendly"; the surroundings of the fountain will be designed as a "recreation area for schoolchildren"; additional seating areas will be established. Directly in the area of the department store there will be a bicycle parking area with an charging station for electric bicycles; in addition, a charging station for electric cars will be set up. The electricity for the charging stations will be generated through the newly planned photovoltaic system on the gymnasium of the elementary school.

Point of departure

Through the framework of the working group `Infrastructure, Building, Settlement, Housing`, the redesign of the main square in St. Martin was discussed and worked on together with the residents.

During a public event on 25 June 2009, a proposal was presented to the residents and put up for discussion. Different wishes and ideas were still incorporated into the planning.

Targets and target groups

Children- and environmentally friendly design of the main square.

Project implementation and measures

Construction work began in autumn 2009 and was as far as possible completed in spring 2010.

Results and effects

The reorganization of the main square is an important measure for the revitalization of the town centre.


Due to the involvement of the population and the local residents both in the brainstorming and during the planning phase, the implementation of the main square could be carried out very quickly; the reorganization was carried out according to plan without delay.