In addition, there are numerous potential obstacles to
building, such as the approach path for the airport, a lack of local public
transport capacities or low capacities for nurseries and schools.
In addition,large-scale construction projects in Frankfurt, as in other places, often involve
lengthy contentious disputes at the local political level. Civic movements are
regularly formed to protest against building projects. Sometimes single-topic
political parties are also formed, thus endangering the re-election chances of the
politicians responsible. This also applies to the surrounding communities, where
residents welcome rising property prices and therefore a selective zoning of new
land for development.
Regionally, as well as across Germany, construction
activity is being held back by a lack of skilled workers in a number of trades,
increasingly complex building regulations and rising construction costs, due
primarily to stricter environmental restrictions and the renewable energy reform.