STA, 30 September 2019 - A piece of land east of Ljubljana's central station, which has been lying abandoned for years, is set to get a mixed residential and commercial building within two years, shows a recent release by the Environment Agency. The Masarykova project, planned by developer K. Tivoli, is expected to include 81 flats, a ground floor store and a car park.
The agency announced last week that K. Tivoli, which also built the Belle vie Tivoli housing complex near Ljubljana's Tivoli park a while ago, does not need to conduct an environmental impact assessment and obtain an environmental permit for the project.
Aside from providing housing for up to 300 people, the project involves an underground garage with 90 parking spaces and an extended ground floor, which is expected to be used by German retailer Lidl and three smaller bars. The total surface area is estimated at 16,910 square metres, 12,327 of which above ground.
The property on Masarykova street was owned by the municipal housing fund until last year. The newspaper Dnevnik reported it was sold for EUR 2.5 million to Iskra Impuls. Together with household appliance maker Gorenje, the Kranj-based engineering company owns Gorenje Project, one of two partners in K. Tivoli, the other being builder Kolektor Koling.