The new project "Apraksin Dvor" does not provide for an architectural restructuring, but for a complete reconstruction of the territories. All work is planned to be completed by 2016. This was announced by the Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko during his visit to Apraksin Dvor.
It is planned to create a multifunctional center of cultural and socio-economic life of the city on the territory of Apraksin Dvor. About 13% of the territory is allocated for the construction of mini-hotels, another 34% will be occupied by offices, and 39% will be reserved for retail space. For the needs of culture, 2% of the reconstructed territories are planned, according to the press service of the city government.
By the first of November 2011, all lease agreements with former tenants were terminated. According to the governor, by the end of the first quarter of 2012, the city will transfer all the areas to the investor.
The first 12 buildings of Apraksin Dvor were handed over to the investor in mid-June of this year. Glavstroy SPb was obliged to begin work on adapting buildings to a public-business multifunctional complex within 11 months and to complete the reconstruction in 5 years. The costs directly to the repair and restoration of buildings by the investor will be at least 334,5 million rubles.
In addition, Georgy Poltavchenko promised to remove the fence around the Apraksin yard, because of which. According to traders, the revenue of stores inside decreased several times. About this writes the magazine "Practice of trade."