The current, successful development of houses for the middle income classes in Katendrecht is continued by building 1700 houses, ranging from metropolitan high-rise at the entrance of the peninsula to luxurious urban villas in the direction of Nieuwe Maas. The arrival of SS Rotterdam as a conference centre with leisure and catering to the head of Katendrecht is a fact and gives a boost to the image of the area. Together with schools, shops and restaurants at the entrance of the area, this puller turns Katendrecht into a vivacious part of the city. For the purpose of these developments, investments are made in renovating the quays and the public area surrounding the metro station. Katendrecht is one of the key projects in Rotterdam that binds the middle classes to the city.