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No Hotels For New Holland

Published: July 9, 2014 (Issue # 1819)



  • The reconstruction of New Holland Island is scheduled to be completed by 2017.
    Photo: Newhollandsp.ru

The reconstruction project of New Holland Island in the center of St. Petersburg, worth 12 billion rubles ($349.3 million), is scheduled to be completed by 2017 by the developing company New Holland Development, or NHD. However, plans to build a new hotel have been rejected.

According to Irina Babyuk, chairman of the Investment Committee of St. Petersburg, renovating the existing historical buildings on the 7.8-hectare island to accommodate modern hotels would be difficult. Instead the existing buildings will be renovated to accommodate 3- to 4- star apartments as well as 20,000 square meters allocated for office space, 9,000 square meters for commercial space, 5,000 square meters for exhibitions and about 4,000 square meters for restaurants.

NHD are also planning to build three additional bridges to the island. However, plans and funding to build an additional parking area near the island have yet to be decided by officials.





 


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Monday, Oct. 20


Amateur pictures from World War I are on display for only one more day at Rosphoto’s exhibition “On Both Sides,” chronicling the conflict through the eyes of observers on both sides of the trenches. The price of entrance to the exhibition is 100 rubles ($2.50).



Tuesday, Oct. 21


The Environment, Health and Safety Committee of AmCham convenes this morning at 9 a.m. in the organization’s office.


Take the chance to pick the brains of Dmitry V. Krivenok, the deputy director of the Economic Development Agency of the Leningrad region, and Mikhail D. Sergeev, the head of the Investment Projects Department, during the meeting with them this morning hosted by SPIBA. RSVP for the event by emailing office@spiba.ru before Oct. 17 if you wish to attend.


Improve your English at Interactive English, the British Book Center’s series of lessons on vocabulary and grammar in an informal atmosphere. Starting at 6 p.m., each month draws attention to different topics in English, with the topic for this month’s lessons being “visual arts.”



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