Housing and land use monitored by City Council
The Helsinki City Council discussed a new report on a programme for housing and related land use at the Council meeting of 16 May 2018. The programme was approved by the City Council in June 2016. The progress of the programme and changes in the programme’s operating environment are reported to the City Council annually.
The population of Helsinki grew by 8,091 in 2017, that is, by 1.3 percent. The volume of residential construction has grown at a record rate.
Housing prices have gone up faster in the most expensive areas of the city than in other areas, so the gap in prices between those areas and other areas has widened.
A total of 4,890 new homes were completed in Helsinki last year, 91 percent of which are in multi-story buildings. 23 percent of the new homes are ARA rental homes. The City’s own residential production completed 838 homes. To reach the goal of 6,000 new homes per year, it is estimated that 8,500 homes should be under construction at all times.
The main detailed plans that took effect in 2017 cover the northern part of Verkkosaari in Kalasatama, the area of the Koskela hospital and laundry, the railway yard blocks in Central Pasila and a section of Fallkulla.
Helsinki housing and land use report (PDF) – in Finnish only.