The Metsälinnunreitti area from the air. The area includes detached houses and lots of trees.
Oblique aerial view of the planning area in 2017.Photo: City of Espoo

Housing construction on Metsälinnunreitti

Local detailed plansLeppävaara

The local detailed plan’s amendment intends to replace existing student housing units with new residential buildings. The expansion of the plot of the adjacent daycare centre is also being reviewed at the same time. The planning area is located at the corner of Metsälinnuntie and Lintulaaksontie.

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Type of land use plan

Local detailed plan amendment


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Additional information

The local detailed plan’s planning team is focusing on determining a suitable construction efficiency for the area. The planning will factor in access to green areas and their natural values. The aim of the local detailed plan is to improve traffic safety in the area.

Read more about the preparation and content of the plan on the project webpage in Finnish

You can find current information about the progress of a plan on the plan webpage in Finnish. For more information, you can contact the planners. You can participate in the planning process by submitting an opinion during the preparation stage or an objection during the proposal stage.

What are the preparation stage, public review and proposal stage?

You can read more about the process of detailed planning and resident participation on the page Detailed planning process in stages.

Read more about participation in planning from the page Participation is part of city planning.

Kati Kivelä

Architect, Detailed planning+358 40 6368433Tekniikantie 15, Otaniemi

Ina Westerlund

Landscape Architect+358 40 6369256Tekniikantie 15, Otaniemi

Ville Keskisaari

Transportation Engineer, Traffic and transportation planning for detailed plans+358 40 6369903Tekniikantie 15, Otaniemi