In 2008 the site was acquired by FredericiaC P/S, a public-private partnership set up between the Local Authority of Fredericia and Realdania Urban Development. They are in charge of developing the new town district. In a first step, a shared vision was developed, involving the community through workshops. The site was cleared from derelict and contaminated buildings and made accessible by an inviting temporary landscape, designed by landscape architects SLA. The landscape greatly improves the perception and use of the area and boosted civic pride. It provides access to the waterfront, stimulates community events and bottom-up initiatives by the users. Parts of the site deal with contamination, which was partly removed and partly treated locally with experimental, purifying vegetation.
In 2010, FredericiaC launched a two-stage parallel competition which was won by KCAP in collaboration with financial advisor Fakton and sustainability and traffic engineers of Ramboll. For the elaboration of the winning scheme, the multi-disciplinary team was expanded with the Danish architects Vandkunsten, energy consultant Esbensen and advisors on urban farming of Arup. The resulting development plan document was delivered and approved mid-2012.