Another Amsterdam’ city council committee meeting FEZ (Financial & Economical Affairs) took place on October 3rd, where the ADM terrain was on the agenda. To most councilors it is obvious that no shipyard will be started, which is the only activity that is legally allowed on the ADM terrain (43 ha). In spite of the controversy and contradictory expert advice, Udo Kock, the alderman (=> wethouder) insisted he does not have a choice but to evict the ADM because he has to uphold the law.
Upcoming fall, the largest cultural free-haven in The Netherlands, ADM, will be 21 years old. Since its beginning in 1997 ADM has been under constant pressure to a greater or lesser extent.
Amsterdam: On 25 July 2018, in higher appeal, the Council of State has announced ADM to be empty within 5 months, by 25 December 2018.
Another court-case is coming up: ADM asking for an interim measure in the appeal court-case of Chidda versus The Municipality of Amsterdam, about evicting the ADM.
Image: Solidarity with ADM banner at Fort van Sjakoo bookshop in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The municipality of Amsterdam lost from the so-called owners (‘the Chidda’s) in the court case about ‘enforcing’ (the fact that one isn’t allowed to live on the ADM, according to the zoning plan).