After years of debate, golf park on Srđ is apparently getting the green light while new UNESCO findings will significantly change construction zones in Dubrovnik.
New findings from UNESCO could greatly affect construction developments in Dubrovnik in the future, Poslovni.hr reported on April 17, 2016. Even though this is still unconfirmed, UNESCO is planning to expand the monument protection area within the city and no new developments will be allowed within the protected zone. UNECSO’s inspectors, according to the new findings, also disagree that cruise ships are harming Dubrovnik and its historical port. According to their explanation, the widening of the city port in Gruž has decreased the number of passengers going through the old port, but they do recommend that some extra effort will be necessary in this department to further lower the pressure on the old port and that is why UNESCO is supporting the dock project below Lazareti.
UNESCO’s mission also announced that the Golf Park Srđ will not harm the protected historical area of Dubrovnik. Let us remind you, UNESCO sent in a team of inspectors after several NGOs reported the Golf Park project as potentially dangerous along with the above-mentioned cruise ship problem. World heritage committee of UNESCO reacted promptly and sent a special team of inspectors to Dubrovnik in October 2015, and their official report was received by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia last Tuesday.
“From the very beginning of our project planning, we were very careful to take into account the importance of Dubrovnik, its history and significance today. We are certain our project will further increase the value o Dubrovnik as a destination” Ivan Kusalić, authorized representative of Razvoj Golf commented.
Construction of Golf Park Dubrovnik (project received a location permit a few months ago), should commence by October, Kusalić stated, adding that the cooperation between local authorities and institutions with investors is necessary in order for the project to move forward. Accepted Spatial development plan defines a part of the area on Srđ which will be incorporated into the Golf Park as public space, so city authorities are obliged to participate in its development and they have to follow each step during the project preparation stage. Considering that each object will require a building permit, approximately 300 of them will have to be issued. The first permit has already been obtained by Razvoj Golf, the one for the access road, which was the obligation of the City of Dubrovnik but the investor received the power of attorney and donate the money needed for required permit documentation.
“If we want to start with construction works on time, we simply cannot afford to work in this tempo anymore. We are currently in the design documentation phase for objects that will be constructed in the first stage (most of the required infrastructure, roads, public facilities and parks d the reconstruction of Imperial fort). We are working on project documentation for the reconstruction and development of “Bosanka house” which will be the main management building and we want to start the reconstruction in a few months” Kusalić concluded.
After the preliminary design for the reconstruction of Imperial fort and the location of the future Homeland War Museum was accepted in February, City council asked the departments of the City of Dubrovnik to develop a contract annex which the Council will sign with the investor, but this hasn’t been done yet.
According to Kusalić, Razvoj Golf is ready to submit the building permit request for the reconstruction of Imperial by April 20th, so the next move is on the Dubrovnik City Council.
In the meantime, here is the new project video produced by Razvoj Golf, for all of you that don’t know what Golf Park Dubrovnik will offer.
Photos by www.golfparkdubrovnik.hr