The Lyon Confluence public development agreement was signed in November 1999 by the Urban Community of Lyon and the semi-public company Lyon Confluence, created a few months earlier. The task set by the public authority was monumental: develop an area of 150 hectares in the southern part of the Presqu’Île peninsula, long occupied by industry.
In 2003, the first urban development zone (ZAC) was created for the Phase 1 on the Saône side, covering 42 hectares. In 2010, the Greater Lyon Council approved the creation of two development concessions. The first one, on the Saône side, comprised ZAC1, created in 2003, and the Banks of the Saône. The second one, on the Rhône side, set the stage for the redevelopment of the former food wholesale market site and the transformation of the historic Perrache–Sainte-Blandine quarter.
20 years after the kick-off of the urban project, La Confluence has become a desirable place to live, work and visit. And it’s not finished yet!