Since 2007, the area including la Praille, the road of the Acacias and les Vernets (PAV perimeter) has been the subject of a master plan aimed at redeveloping the entire industrial zone. This will create residential buildings and a business park (offices and retails) as well as public infrastructure. All of this is made possible by a decommissioning law on changing the limits of the territories’ borders.
The PAV perimeter is located over three sectors: Carouges (33%), Geneva (28%) and Lancy (39%). It includes a global territory of more than 230 hectares. It is, by its scale, the largest urban planning project of Geneva. Furthermore, its location and most importantly its extended public transport links, make the PAV site a key element to Geneva’s development. According to the master plan, the area is set to become “a central and modern area blending business and residential buildings with a high quality environment. This is achieved by having ‘green’ spaces; non-motorised vehicles access only areas and public services”. Within the PAV, the motto is "a new living accommodation for a new job". The PAV will be the new focal point of the centre of Geneva.