The Polish-Spanish consortium which is preparing the City Center redevelopment plan has to present three design conceptions in February 2010. It will be submitted for opinion to the citizens. The chosen one will be appointed for a further design work until 14th of January 2011. The construction works are possible to start after that date and after finish all administrative procedures as permits and tenders for contractors.
Is predicted to trisect the redevelopment area. The Korfantego Avenue will be re-build at first as well as the river-bed of “Rawa” which streams under the ground at present. After that, the plan postulates the construction works at the Market Square. Works are going to embrace a development of an underground car park and a mixed-use building above connected by atrium with the “Dom Prasy”. The architectural design will be known in May 2010. The third phase is to modernise streets of Młyńska, Pocztowa, Św. Jana and the junction in the area of “Rialto” cinema. All three phases assume to redevelop the present tram line.
The City’s authorities also want to change the image of Dworcowa St. near the old railway station building. This is why the City Hall decided to call for an advisor which will help to look and to negotiate with companies interested in a build of an underground car park.
Soon, an interactive map of redevelopment will be accessed online at www.mapa.przemiana.katowice.eu.