New settlements should be built in several attractive locations in Belgrade in the upcoming years, and according to the head urban planner of Belgrade, Marko Stojcic, the first works are expected to start in Makisko Polje.
– The plan for Makisko Polje, which stretches from Cukaricka Padina to Zeleznik, is being prepared and will be adopted in late summer this year. The plan enables a great increase in the construction of commercial and residential facilities – Stojcic told eKapija.
As he said, the plan is also to build social housing buildings in the locations, which, as he said, “entails the construction of apartments at lower prices for all categories determined to be able to purchase such apartments”.
According to the Detailed Regulation Plan of a part of Makisko Polje published in 2017, the construction of 10,000 apartments for around 31,000 tenants is planned.
A plan is also being prepared for the property of the former IMT factory. The eastern section of the plan is already being realized, and the planning documentation for the remaining, undeveloped part is being completed as well.
– This western part, which encompasses the IMT factory itself, is waiting for the new owner's decision. It remains to be seen what the owner's ambitions are, whether to develop the commercial aspect, the economy or the residential aspect – Stojcic says.
In line with the Detailed Regulation Plan which was published in October 2019, the construction of residential, commercial and public facilities is planned. More about it can be found in this article
Block 18 is also one of the location planned for construction activities. This large area across from the Belgrade Waterfront, has nearly 600,000 m2 for construction, according to the plans.
– Here, we are looking for a legal model, as there are numerous owners, and the parcels are small – Stojcic says.
The preliminary design from 2016 envisaged for the main feature to be the Opera Square with an opera house, connected with the river coast in the old part of the city via the promenade and the footbridge.