The Master Plan of Uzhgorod is ready for approval

11 September 2014 13:21  9378932 079839
The Master Plan of Uzhgorod is ready for approval

September 9, at the Department of Urban Planning and Architecture of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration, they discussed the problems of urban planning, prospects of the development of the territory of Uzhgorod, the state of urban planning documents development, as well as the issue of suburban areas, compliance with current legislation in terms of urban planning, land registry, the problem of conservation of the architectural and historical heritage of the city.

This was informed by the publication "Karpatsky Obyektyv"

The chief architect of the regional center Petro Szarvas said that almost a week ago, the positive expert opinion had been received and within a month, the master plan would be submitted for the consideration of the deputies. The procedure started back in 2008, and the plan was developed in 2004. Public hearings were held last year. There were complains, and Petro Szarvas listed the major one: "Now, we are creating the future of Uzhgorod, and it is not clear what idea lies here, what will make the city worth living in 20 years from now." What are areas of the social rehabilitation of the population, what is the effect of geopolitical situation, what is its specialty, resources, attracting foreign investment, spatial development opportunities, is it feasible to increase it and to overload underdeveloped engineering infrastructure - unfortunately, the current master plan does not answer these and other questions, Petro Szarvas said. 

Also, the master plan ignores the problem of rehabilitation of the southern industrial zone and the absence of areas for foreign investment. For example, part of the city in the direction of Perechyn between the highway and the Uzh river is provided for individual development, although it has excellent transport communication with the bypass road and is attractive in terms of investment. 


Mykola Pihulyak, the head of the Urban Planning and Architecture Department of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration agreed with the remarks of Petro Szarvas and added that the master plan would only legitimize those areas that were not included in the master plan of 2004.

"It is true that the master plan does not take full advantage of the areas that are close to roads and are suitable for investment projects - they are used for residential construction. The industrial zone remains as it is, and this is clearly unsustainable use of the land that could be used in the development of the city", - Mykola Pihulyak said.

Mr. Pihulyak also said that the master plan is with an indefinite term."Changes are made every five years. However, they can be initiated at any time. Specious propositions announced this time will be included immediately after its adoption. And today's meeting is the beginning of a fruitful cooperation", - the Head of the Urban Planning and Architecture Department of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration concluded. 

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