This master thesis takes vacant and dilapidated buildings in the middle of the village of Petzenkirchen as an opportunity to reactivate the center of the village for business and social life. Petzenkirchen is a slowly growing municipality that is situated in the district of Melk in Lower Austria and suffers from the same expansion problems as so many villages in Austria. Its expansion, forced by a lack of available space and political will, has been taken place entirely outside of the center during the past years. What actions, regarding structural community changes, considering the prevalent public and individual transport situation, could cause a reactivation of the village center? This question will be answered by incorporating regional and site-specific issues as well as enclosing the interest and concerns of the village residents and businesses by breaking up familiar planning structures. The aim of the master thesis is to clarify and present the action regarding urban development considering the center function on the one hand and improve the communication with surrounded institutions on the other hand.