Reykjavík City Council has approved a proposal for 1,200 new residential apartments to be built next to the Reykjavík Airport, Kjarninn reports.
The neighborhood of Nýi Skerjafjörður is bounded by Skeljanes road to the west and by the Reykjavík Airport’s security areas to the north and east. The Skerjafjörður coastline lies at the southern end of the neighborhood. This area was one of a number of districts targeted for development in the city’s 2010 – 2030 Municipal Plan (link in English).
The proposal also lays out plans for transportation links with Kársnes í Kópavogur, with bridges built for pedestrians, cyclists, and public transportation. It is also expected that new schools, shops, and services will be established around Nýi Skerjafjörður, although the plans for these will be announced in the future.