Kazan Executive Committee fully supports historic building renovation
(KZN.RU, October 10, by Ekaterina Andreeva). The Executive Committee of Kazan will provide full support to owners of buildings that architecturally and historically significant. This was stated by Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin during a meeting with Eduard Ibragimov, the new owner of the house of the late Professor Karl Fuchs.
The mayor congratulated the owner on the acquisition and thanked him for responding to the call of the city authorities. "It is important that there are investors who are not indifferent to Kazan’s historic center,” said I. Metshin. “Today, many argue that it is easier to construct a new building. However, I believe that the future belongs to similar projects."
Eduard Ibragimov, in his turn, informed the Mayor of Kazan about his plans to reconstruct the Fuchs House. "We have studied the European experience. In many cases, they restore not only the house itself, but also the surrounding buildings,” said the businessman. “I would like to preserve such a significant landmark for the city.”
The new owner said that this year he plans to take a number of safety measures at the site. Eduard Ibragimov also noted some red tape issues. The mayor agreed and said that going through various procedures and getting connected to the utilities takes considerable time. "It's no secret that while passing through all the stages, you can lose the desire to act," said I. Metshin.
The mayor said that the Executive Committee will make suggestions to the President of Tatarstan about reducing the cost of connecting such buildings to the utilities. "This applies to the electrical grids, water supply and heating systems. Everyone should bear one’s part of the burden in preserving the historic center, including the municipality and natural monopolies. This is only reasonable,” said I. Metshin. “I hope we get support.”
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The house of Professor Karl Fedorovich Fuchs was sold for 3,690,600 rubles on October 7 through a public offering. The architectural monument was purchased by entrepreneur Eduard Ibragimov.
The Fuchs House has a surface area of 921.6 sq. m. with a surrounding plot of 624 sq. m. It is located at 58/5 Moskovskaya Street. The owner is obliged, among other things, to sign a security commitment to the Ministry of Culture of Tatarstan, to carry out the restoration of the cultural heritage site,and to complete repairs and landscaping of the surrounding territory by April 1, 2013. In case of default by the owner of the last provision, the contract will be terminated unilaterally without refund.