Since 1995, the Euroméditerranée Public Development Corporation has been a driving force in the economiccultural and social development of Marseille. To support economic growth, Euroméditerranée is contributing significantly to the construction of new, high-quality housing as well as the restoration of deteriorated housing in the city center.

This ambitious policy framework involves redefining public spaces and building the facilities needed to support neighborhoods, such as shops, schools and movie theaters.

Based on the principles of sustainable development, the plan seeks to maintain a mix of housing — 30% for those on public assistance plus other housing for students and seniors.
This desire for balance and diversity, along with improved public transportation services, will meet the needs of and improve the daily lives of residents, newcomers and commuters.

Diversity is at the heart of the housing policy

A goal as simple as it is ambitious: To create new neighborhoods where everyone — no matter what their income — can find work, housing, entertainment, and transportation, and where everyone — no matter what their age, family status or living standards — can find a home. Read more

Renovations:  Neighborhoods are rediscovering their personalities

Following policies on sustainable development and reconstruction of the “city within the city,” Euroméditerranée is committed to renovating and/or developing those sites that tell the story of Marseille’s diverse history and identity.Read more

New Housing: Responding to growing demand

One of Euroméditerranée’s major objectives is to improve the lives of residents and promote the attractiveness of downtown by building new housing to accommodate the growing numbers of people moving to the city. (Since 2006, Marseille has welcomed 5,000 newcomers per year)... Read more

3,827 new units,

3,411 renovated

3,411 homes renovated

300 to 400 homes built per year in 2009 and 2010

10,000 new residents expected within city limits by the end of 2012

The OPAH, Landmarks

4,300 applications reviewed, 4,100 apartments approved

19 million Euros spent on labor, 8.5 million of those Euros provided by subsidies