I.Metshin: “The development of the historical settlement concept of Kazan is a step in the preservation of cultural heritage sites”
Today, at the second session of the Kazan City Duma,
the chief architect of Kazan Ilsiyar Tukhvatullina presented the concept of
sustainable development of the historical settlement to the deputies.
“Our city and the republic have a comprehensive
approach to preserving cultural heritage, – said Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of
Kazan, who led the session. – A lot ofwork
was done in the implementation of the federal targeted program “Preservation
and development of the historical center of Kazan” approved in 2001, as a
result of which we were able to preserve many venues and develop a basis for further
work in this field”.
Ilsiyar Tukhvatullina, the chief architect of Kazan,
introduced deputies with the main provisions of the developed concept.
The concept consists of three sections, I.Tukhvatullina
reminded. Thus, the section containing requirements for the spatial
characteristics of new buildings and rules for regulating development provides
for dividing the territory of a historical settlement into three zones: the
regeneration zone, the adaptation zone, and the interpretation zone.
In September, the concept was
presented to Tatarstan President.
It is expected that as a result, Executive
authorities, as well as developers and designers will receive a regulatory
framework that will create clear and open rules for working within the
boundaries of the historical settlement, added I.Tukhvatullina.
The deputies approved the presented concept. In the
near future, a project group will be established, the main task of which will
be implementation of the concept both in legal documents and in practice.