St. Pete Approves 3 Projects

ST. PETERSBURG -- City government said last week that it had approved a plan to develop three strategic areas.

The projects include developments in the Krasnoselskaya industrial zone, the Sea Passenger Terminal, and a land reclamation initiative to the west of Vasilyevsky Island. A total of 415 hectares of new land will be reclaimed on the site near Vasilyevsky Island. Residential buildings will occupy 85 hectares, while 65 hectares will be devoted to business centers and public facilities and a further 19 hectares will be set aside for parks and recreational areas.

Up to 204 hectares will be taken up by a network of roads, of which 59 hectares will be used for the Western High-Speed Link Road.

More than 1.5 million square meters of residential spaces will be built to accommodate around 33,800 people, as well as shopping and entertainment areas, hotels and an exhibition center.

The Sea Passenger Terminal will occupy 74 hectares and will include river-mooring berths, four passenger railway stations and a customs checkpoint. It will serve 2.8 million people and 726 ships per year. Cruise liners will be served 140 days a year and ferry boats year round.

The Krasnoselskaya production zone will occupy 3.85 million square meters between Geologicheskaya Ulitsa, Garazhnaya Ulitsa and the Kingisepskoye Highway. It will house food production enterprises and public areas, while only a small section of the zone will be occupied by residential buildings.