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Næstved town center is a place with many qualities. Nature is all around, and the city center has many historic monuments and a great shopping district. With new infrastructural investments the improved connection with Copenhagen could potentially bring new inhabitants to the city and a strategy for how to develop the the town center and attract new inhabitants, businesses and visitors is needed.
The strategy is to use the existing qualities of the city and develop them further. Originally the city developed around the river running through the area, but over the years the center has slowly moved away, leaving the areas around the river quite open and empty.
With a downgrading of the existing ring road a possibility for new attractive development areas appear, and a total of four new quarters can be developed over the next decades.
An upgrading of the existing housing mass and the existing urban space is also essential to the success of the development. New pedestrian connections, a row of small special interventions, investments for the youth and a series of new public spaces are all elements that support the overall strategy for keeping Næstved town center an attractive place for many decades ahead.