The present Kooiplein has undergone a complete metamorphosis. The public areas have been fully redeveloped and some streets are now closed for traffic and have been filled in with water or been made into pedestrian area instead. A new parking garage has been built with approx. 3.200 m² retail area on the ground floor. Besides a 2.000 m² supermarket, other retail units have become a flower shop, bakery and horeca. On top of the shops, apartments have been built. Across the street from the Kooilaan another supermarket has been planned.
The new Kooiplein will be the bustling heart of Leiden Noord with new shops and excellent parking facilities.