Authorities to approve New Moscow’s territorial development plans this year
Speaking at the MIPIM-2014 International Investment Show, Deputy Mayor for Urban Development and Construction Marat Khusnullin said: “We’ve practically completed developing territorial layout plans for the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas; now we are working out technical details and coordinating them with the relevant departments.” The city authorities intend to endorse Moscow’s new master plan including the newly integrated territories in 2015.
Mr Khusnullin emphasised that the new areas must be converted into a well-balanced new city with good transport links to the Old Moscow. “The accession of the new territories has played a big role in Moscow’s transport infrastructure. We’ve given serious thought to ways of integrating them with the old city by motorways, the metro and railways,” Mr Khusnullin said.
This year the city authorities are planning to launch a project on the construction of the administrative and business centre in the village of Kommunarka in the Troitsky and Nivomoskovsky administrative areas. Speaking at MIPIM, Head of the Department for the Development of New Territories Vladimir Zhidkin said: “We plan to start building administrative premises for city agencies and state unitary enterprises this year.” He added that the centre’s total area will be about one million sq m.
The centre will be built seven km from the Moscow Ring Road between the Kaluzhskoye Motorway and the Kommunarka Village, to the south of the Gazoprovod settlement and to the east of the Sosenka Village. The construction of the centre, which apart from offices will accommodate medical and educational clusters, will be completed in 10-15 years.
Mr Zhidkin also reported that 593.3 billion roubles will be required for the development of modern utility and engineering networks on the new territories until 2035. The biggest investment will be made into energy supplies: almost 445 billion roubles, including 262 billion roubles in electricity supplies, 102 billion in gas and almost 80 billion in heat. “Apart from potential investment into the transport infrastructure (a bit over one trillion roubles) one of the priorities of Stroicomplex is to organise funding of the development of modern engineering networks in the new territories from the budget and from extra-budgetary sources,” Mr Zhidkin emphasised.
Moscow’s new territories are appealing to private investors. Mr Khusnullin reported that one foreign investor is displaying much interest in the construction of a large office and logistical centre there. “This is a large, serious investor that has already carried out projects like this in Europe and Asia. We are reviewing the details of a potential agreement with the investor now,” he said, adding that the new centre will become a major attraction and will create many jobs.