Krasnodar, 13 September – Yug Times. It looks quite optimistic that a number of residential blocks which stood hopelessly unfinished for a long time, are now becoming inhabited. However, there are a string of problematic sites that continue to be shelved. All these projects are far from being completed.
Last summer, a number of uncompleted construction projects were finally commissioned in Krasnodar province – like, Krasnodar and Cascade housing estates in the regional capital, or Bosfor residential complex in Sochi. Some other projects, like Phoenix, Rich House and Fort Karasun, are making a move; the construction works at Multiplex Kino housing estate have also been resumed.
However, this is not a full list of uncompleted construction projects in the region. What is more, not all of them are showing some positive move. According to Vice Governor Andrei Alekseyenko, presently there are 79 problematic blocks of flats and housing estates in the region – mainly in Krasnodar, Novorossiysk and Sochi. Nonetheless, the construction of a dozen estates resumed this year.
Last June, deputies of the regional Legislative Assembly agreed on the proposals to amend the regional program of complex and sustainable development of Krasnodar province in the sphere of construction and architecture. According to the amendments, the total financial coverage of the program is to exceed 1.5 billion roubles. Additional money is to be sent to municipalities as subsidies, so that they could create comfortable work conditions for the companies that would undertake to finish the long-delayed residential projects.
Deceived flat owners constitute a real problem for the entire construction industry of the region, but the situation in Sochi, where there are many unauthorized construction sites, makes this problem even worse. The thing is that there are a lot blocks of flats in Sochi that were built unlawfully, without construction permits – but nevertheless flats in them have been sold out or shares have been distributed. This is why, now – despite the fact that the flat owners or the shareholders have fully paid for the expensive dwelling at the seaside, these houses are being pulled down by court decisions. In order to reduce the social tension, the Mayor’s Office in Sochi decided to find a compromise with the inhabitants of these illegally built blocks. They made a list of the blocks built without construction permits. These houses may not be pulled down if they would comply with certain conditions – like security requirements, or – if there are problems with the infrastructure – the block should be connected to the municipal networks. The list includes eight sites in Adler, ten in Khosta, and seven in the central district of Sochi – people have already moved into all these blocks.