The representatives of the city district approved an agreement on a joint procedure, on the basis of which the investor undertakes, for example, to build parking spaces or to contribute to the town hall for the construction of a kindergarten and day care center for the elderly. The agreement was criticized by the opposition group Fifteen Our Home, according to which no more flats should be built on the housing estate.
The existing shopping center is a field of the approved document in poor condition, it lacks barrier-free access and the offer of services does not suit the public. In addition to a supermarket and post office, there is also a casino. “The investor’s intention is to build a full-fledged public facility, serving local residents on two floors above ground with adequate parking on the underground floors, as well as housing units on another seven to ten floors,” the material states.
The city council has already approved a memorandum with the company in the past, and the contract approved today follows it. In it, the city district agrees to use its land, on which a piazzeta with barrier-free access to the new center is to be built. The company will contribute at least a million crowns to its construction. The investor then has another three million crowns for the town hall’s intention to build a kindergarten and a day hospital in the same locality.
According to the contract, the company is also donating a plot of land with an area of 60 square meters for parking to the town hall. In the underground garages of the new center, there should be 80 of the total 136 parking spaces at night reserved for local residents. According to Deputy Mayor Michal Fischer (ODS), the investor also agreed to maintain key services, such as a supermarket or post office.
The agreement was criticized by representatives of the Fifteen Our Home group. Representative Marcel Pencák said that the housing estate was built with a certain concept and it is not appropriate to densify the construction of other apartments, which will complicate, for example, transport. “You just did what the developer wanted,” he said to the town hall management. According to Fischer, the investor accepted the requirements of the city district and the reconstruction of the unsatisfactory center will also benefit the locals.
The ruling coalition consists of representatives of the ANO, ODS and TOP 09 parties, who have 19 seats in the 31-member council. The winner of the municipal elections held in 2018, the Patnáctka náš domov group, composed of candidates from the KDU-ČSL, the Green Party, the Pirates and the Independents, ended up in opposition. Prague 15, which is in the southeast of the capital, has about 33,840 inhabitants and consists of two cadastral areas – Hostivař and Horní Měcholupy.