New Frontiers in Moscow

Specialists from Russia and other countries will be engaged in furnishing the new territories that are included in the "New Moscow".Its application to the competition, hosted by the Moscow authorities have filed 67 creative teams, 30 of which are foreign.In late February, ten architectural firms won the tender, according to which each Bureau received for € 250 thousand. To implement his plan.The main objectives set for the participants of the contest is to develop three main connected areas, the transfer of federal agencies beyond the present city and the development of the Moscow metropolitan area.

Expanding the boundaries of a habit

At the end of last year, contrary to the opinion that "Moscow - not rubber", the Federation Council approved changes in the boundaries of Moscow and the Moscow region.Will add to the capital about 160 thousand hectares of land, which will increase the area of ​​the city is 2.5 times.It will consist of lands from the Southwestern and Western districts of the capital, in particular the city: Troitsk, Shcherbinka, Kommunarka, Krasnogorsk, but postponed to the current limit of the Kaluga region.In addition to areas in the south-west and west of Moscow, "New Moscow" will include three enclaves: the Skolkovo Innovation Center, Rublevo Archangel ground and upper Rublyovka.

This expansion of the city is not the first in its history, however, is the most ambitious.The last major expansion of the boundaries of Moscow were held in 1960, when the borders were moved to the capital from the Small Ring of the Moscow Railway to Moscow.The next expansion was due to the merger in 1963 of the satellite city of Zelenograd.Subsequent changes in the city were not as global, but tangible for the region.Moscow engulfed Butovo Novoperedelkino, Solntsevo and the surrounding villages.

All have their benefits

Government's initiative to create a "New Moscow" is connected with plans to transfer to most of the state institutions, as well as to the intentions of the officials to move from outdated radial-ring structure to linear.In the city will be laid several chordates directions of traffic, which will connect one part of town to another.Also in the new lands already approved projects for the construction of 60 million squaremeters of real estate for housing and 40 million squarem non-residential premises.In addition, the plan "New Moscow" provides for the construction of a separate elite city officials, next to which will be built financial center.

Two "bureaucratic" enclave - Rublevo Archangel land and Upper Rublevka- shortly before the crisis were laid by the owners of land in the state-owned banks - Sberbank and VTB.There is a theory according to which VTB Bank was interested in the project "New Moscow".In 2010, VTB has signed a contract with the company Vesco Consulting to design and analysis of the concept of land development, but these lands were considered unprofitable.Do not give up becoming the construction and sale of real estate on Rublevo-Uspensky highway, VTB spring of 2011 created a management company "VTB Real Estate" to manage and improve the capitalization of their lands.They were able to achieve for their territories to change the status of "land for agricultural purposes" with "for individual housing construction."Capitalization land accomplished by transferring them to the status of Moscow, as well as the further improvement of the transport situation.

Large areas - big problems

As a result of expanding the boundaries of Moscow received a huge territory, which should reduce the burden on the current territory of the city.It is planned to change the transport infrastructure that will help to link all these new areas for faster and more convenient travel within the boundaries set by the city.To connect the new areas "Big Moscow" and some remote areas of the city will extend the subway line, such as a valid line of "South West" will be extended to two and ferrying of South Butovo will also be one or two hauls.Increased pressure on the transport network will touch many of the motorway.Many highways that are now carried out in the direction of the field, it will be necessary to extend, in addition, we need to build new interchanges and doubles.Experts predict that in the best case scenario for improving the road network will take at least 10 years.

With the acquisition of many lands in Moscow status, property prices in the former regional areas nearer to the capital.That will increase the cost of facilities is unique, but there are some criteria that will reduce it.For example, walking distance to transport infrastructures can contribute to increased demand and, consequently, of the value of the property at the same time due to passing under the windows of the highway, housing prices could fall by 10-15%.Marketers say that the rise in prices has already begun, but the process will proceed smoothly with the exception of temporary shocks.The cost of apartments located in new areas of the city, will be approximately equal to the value "zamkadnyh."In general, experts predict a rise in prices by about 15-20%.

And you did not ask

Residents, annexed territories, their opinions about the future changes: most of them refer to the changes with some caution.For people who find themselves within the boundaries of the new capital, a crucial role is played not by their status and residence, and welfare.In the case of accession to land in Moscow region Moscow people are most interested in the question of Moscow's various benefits, payments, and the cost of utilities.With the new status of all the required payments to catch up to the level of Moscow and will be available not only to beneficiaries.Moreover people hope to solve the problems of employment and wages.

further prospects of wealth and illusive hopes for a better life play a role.Many people are concerned that the possibility of demolition of their homes and land, buildings surrounding areas that can touch them, look more realistic than all the advantages of the new status.In any case, the new communication and change suburban areas for permanent housing will have on local residents.

Despite the signing of the decree on the transfer of the borders of Moscow in the Kaluga region by the Federation Council, the majority of plans are only plans that will be implemented if, their results will begin to clear at least a decade.At the moment there are still too many issues and challenges that lie ahead.Thus, only time will tell what is "New Moscow".