Bursa Metropolitan Municipality is expanding the Istanbul Street Urban Transformation Project, which is still under construction, step by step. Demolition has begun in the first phase of the 240 thousand square meter area covering Beşyol Junction and its surroundings.
Continuing the investments that will carry Bursa to the future in every field from transportation to infrastructure, from sports to historical and cultural heritage, the Metropolitan Municipality has accelerated its urban transformation works on Istanbul Street, which has been talked about for years but where concrete steps could not be taken. Constructions began to rise in the Beşyol Urban Transformation Project, which was initiated with the aim of giving a modern look to Istanbul Street, which is Bursa's gateway to Istanbul, but where visual pollution is experienced with unplanned buildings and irregular repair shops. While the constructions continue in the project, which is realized on an area of 11 thousand 269 square meters, which is expected to set a precedent for the works that will make Istanbul Street a real showcase, the button was pressed for the transformation of the 240 thousand square meter area covering Beşyol Junction and its surroundings.
The demolitions have begun
The Metropolitan Municipality, which uses 13 shops, 77 offices and 103 residences to be obtained from the project, where the constructions continue, as reserve residences and shops for the Istanbul Street 1st stage transformation area, has reached an agreement with 1 of the 137 parcels that make up the first part of the 58st stage. Thus, a consensus was reached on the 23 square meter area in the 500st phase of the 1 square meter 1st part. The demolition of 6500 buildings, which were evacuated as a result of the agreement reached with the beneficiaries, was carried out. The teams completed the demolition of two 3- and 3-storey buildings and a one-story workplace.
The Metropolitan Municipality, which will continue the project in stages; When the giant project covering a total area of 240 thousand square meters is completed, Istanbul Street will gain a modern and aesthetic appearance.
Conversion is encouraged
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş stated that they have started the transformation that has been talked about for years on Istanbul Street, which is the only road connection with Istanbul, and they have completed the necessary infrastructure works to accelerate the process. Emphasizing that the Istanbul Street Urban Transformation and Development Area covers an area of approximately 160 hectares from the City Square to the Metro market, Mayor Aktaş said, “We have carried the transformation initiatives that were tried to be made in the past in this area to a more applicable basis. With the zoning plan, which we have approved in the past months, we have increased the rate of housing in existing zoning rights from 50 percent to 70 percent. In this way, we have created a more favorable situation for entrepreneurs who want to invest for transformation purposes and citizens living in the region. By reducing the parcel sizes compared to the previous plan, we contributed to the easier operation of the conversion process. We have increased the use of schools, mosques, social and cultural areas and park areas that our people living in the region will need. While the actual usable width of Yalova Road was 36 meters on average, we increased this width to 70 meters. We are determined to make Istanbul Street a real showcase.”