Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, held a meeting at the Executive
Committee of the city on the concept of a boulevard on Serova Street, which
will run from the Yardem Mosque to Voskhod Street. This year it is planned to
improve the first stage of public space with an area of 1.33 hectares.
According to the project, it will comprise trail, sensory architectural forms
and other elements, so the public space will be comfortable for people with
This year, construction of the first stage of the boulevard from the
Yardem Mosque to the wetlands will begin. Spontaneous parking will be
eliminated here, engineering networks and road surface asphalt will be laid. At
the same time, storm sewer networks will be laid.
According to the concept, the activities area will become the center
stage of this part of the boulevard, and a multifunctional center with a canopy
for events will be located not far from it. A recreation area with tables and
hammocks will be equipped for visitors to the public space. There will also be
a sports and children's playground, as well as a parking area. Visitors will
have an opportunity to walk along the boulevard on a specially designed route.
It is proposed to made paths on the boulevard with paving stones and wooden
Special attention is paid to creating a comfortable environment for
people with disabilities. The designers propose to install tables with a
canopy, accessible to people with limited mobility, to organize a
rehabilitation zone with a tactile footpath and aromatherapy, while the tactile
tile will have side yellow elements. Braille will be used on information
The new public space will continue the territory of the Yardem Mosque,
where the city's first specialized sports complex for children and adults with
disabilities is located. It opened in August 2022. Up to five hundred people,
including paralympians in 15 sports, can train daily in a two-storey building
with an area of 1,200 sq.m. An open area for summer training in boccia, one of
the Paralympic sports, which is actively developing, will open here at the
request of athletes.
The discussion of the concept of the new boulevard was attended by Igor
Salakhutdinov, Chair of the Committee of Land Improvement of the city, Sergey
Mironov, Head of the administration of the Kirovsky and Moskovsky districts,
Nailya Zinnatullina, Director of the Institute for Urban Development, Tatiana
Prokofieva, First Deputy Director – Chief Urban Planner of the Kazan
Development Institute, Ilsiyar Tukhvatullina, Chief Architect of the city,
Irina Smirnova, Head of the Social Policy Department, Director of ANO “Good
Kazan” Tatiana Merzlyakova.
Following the meeting, it was decided to finalize the presented concept,
in particular, to revise the location of zones and elements. The final project
for the construction of the boulevard will be presented to the Mayor of Kazan.
For reference, this year it is planned to improve six public spaces in
the capital of the republic of Tatarstan. Work will continue in the Fisherman's
garden, on Yunusovskaya Square, on the territory of the Bolshoe Goluboe Lake,
on the right bank of the Noksa River, and in the Gorky Park.