A former military area of Milan, abandoned long ago, will be brought to life again, leaving room for a large urban park which will be connected to the adjacent neighborhoods; the new area will also include new apartments at affordable rents, commercial activities and aggregative services for citizens. According to the Implementation Plan approved by the Administration of Milan, an important urban redevelopment project will be implemented in the area of the former Mameli barracks complex, with one of the 20 new public parks expected by 2030 in the Lombard capital.
The complex covers an area of approximately 107,000 square meters between viale Giovanni Suzzani, via Gerolamo Arganini and via Ferdinando Gregorovius and it is owned by the Investment Facility for valorization - Extra Section - reserved alternative Mutual real estate investment Fund. Last June, on behalf of the Fund, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Investimenti SGR presented the final proposal for the transformation of the complex.
In fact, a 50% of the area will be sold to the Administration to make way for a large park of at least 50,000 square meters, squares and public spaces. The complex will include approximately 550 accomodations intended for social housing, 330 of which meant to be rented at special prices, and the remaining units for free residence, commercial activities and offices.
The concentration of the volumes along the north and west sides of the intervention area will allow the green development of the park in the central area, thus ensuring a mending with the surrounding urban fabric.
The Plan requires infrastructure costs equal to 11 millions euros. In addition to the creation of the park, these resources will be also allocated to the functional recovery of three buildings at the former Casermette of via Gregorovius, which will be destined to educational, recreational and aggregative activities for citizens, entrusted by procedure of public evidence. The historical Casermette re-use project is part of the PGT’s strategy to create new centralities of public and social interest in the city of neighborhoods, and it is the result of a participated path with citizenship. In addition, other resources will be allocated to interventions on mobility and to the creation of tree-lined car parks along the road, as provided for by PGT.
“An important and long-awaited news – said the Councillor for Urban Planning of the City of Milan, Pierfrancesco Maran -. This is an intervention of urban regeneration that will take away a large abandoned area out of degradation, following the cessation of military activity”.