The city assigns plots of land for permanent residential purposes, mainly by leasing. Each year, about 60 new detached residential plots are applied for. New plots can usually be applied for in spring and/or autumn within specific deadlines. Otherwise, vacant detached residential plots can be applied for on a continuing basis. Detached residential plots with their own beaches are sold by the city mainly by bidding.
For the most part, the city assigns plots for terraced houses and apartment blocks on a case-by-case basis based on discretion and negotiation, taking into account, among other things, the city's housing policy objectives and the quality of the building plans. Plots with special value and demand are mainly assigned by public price or quality competition.
The aim of the city is to provide companies with a wide variety of location alternatives, whether in industry, commerce or other business operations. Most of the buildings are located south of the centre near the motorway. Information can be obtained from the city’s business service about city-owned business plots and help, where needed, in finding real estate investors or mapping vacant premises.
City environmental customer service
0800 918 511
(017) 185 044
Suokatu 42 (City hall main lobby)
Business customer service
(017) 182 089