Analysis of the housing potential in the Jämsä area

Housing services are high on the list of Jämsä’s development priorities. Housing development analysis in this context entails examining the entire housing service process, developing and introducing new operating models and engaging in close cooperation with both private and public housing operators. In the SASU project, led by the city of Jämsä and financed by the Regional Council of Central Finland, the objective is to attract new companies, investments and jobs to Jämsä. As part of the project, the City of Jämsä commissioned a study to examine the current state of the area’s building stock and land use, as well as their potential for adapting to future housing needs. 

FCG and MDI carried out the study for the City of Jämsä with the following objectives: 

  • Mapping the current situation in respect of the housing market in the Jämsä area.
  • Promoting the updating of the building stock and changes in land use to facilitate migration to Jämsä.
  • Identifying competitive factors and future opportunities in urban planning and land use.
  • Examining sustainable housing from the perspectives of sustainability, ecological impact, changing needs and liveability.
  • Identifying and presenting innovative solutions for housing, land use and the revitalisation of the building stock.
  • Investigating the factors influencing residential choices and willingness to move, as well as the values guiding those choices.
  • Identifying development areas based on the above, where the city can have an impact through its own actions.