The session was closed by Sergey Mayarenkov, Director of “Irkutskiye Kvartaly” ANO with the project “Irkutskiye Kvartaly: Continuation”.
The goal of the project is to create a modern city center, taking into account its history, a convenient and holistic architectural environment, accessible for walking, and active the use of public spaces, as well as create conditions for new entrepreneurial projects and the growth of the urban economy.
The history of the 130th quarter began in 2009, at that time there was not even a sewerage system. After the creation of the development concept for this territory, the organizational scheme of design and survey work for the regeneration of the 130th quarter of the city of Irkutsk was implemented for the first time. This is the first completely open pedestrian quarter in the city, built up mainly with wooden buildings, architectural monuments and objects recreated in compliance with archival drawings and measurements.
The main principles of the project are multifunctionality, preservation of the historical environment, environmental friendliness, mobility and openness, the availability of space for entrepreneurs, as well as the construction of a winter city, which will become a unique module of the project.
- The experience of the project has proven that historical buildings can be attractive for investment, which as a result amounted to 6.7 billion rubles. The 130th quarter provided the city with almost 2,000 new jobs, more than 9 billion rubles of revenues per year for the entrepreneurs and more than 1 billion rubles in tax deductions to all budgets, - Sergey Mayarenkov said.
Summing up, the speaker noted that if the emphasis is on tourists, then the project will be seasonal. It is important to create residential areas, because if the citizens realize the urban scenario, the potential of the place becomes more interesting for both tourists and investors.