“Many years of efforts to demolish the ruined pavilions at 18 Targowa Street have been successful,” the Association for Praga reported on social media. The district office confirmed that the Real Estate Management Department announced a tender for demolition.
The two-storey pavilions at Targowa and Mackiewicza Streets were erected in 1970-1971. Until recently, craftsmen worked there. In recent years, after the studios had to move, the complex began to deteriorate, and its future was uncertain due to the planned Świętokrzyska Route.
The buildings have become “one of the worst showcases of Targowa Street (…), the object of frequent arson and a wild dump. The residents have been asking for their demolition for years, we have repeatedly intervened in this matter with the Prague authorities” – wrote the Association for Praga on Facebook.
We asked the Praga Północ office about the demolition tender. – According to the information provided to me by the management of Zakład Gospodarowania Nieruchomościami, a tender procedure has been announced for the demolition of the pavilions at 18 Targowa Street. The deadline for submitting offers is March 20. The cost of the work will be determined after the settlement of this procedure on the basis of the selected offer – Mateusz Kędzierski, spokesman for the district, told us.
– Referring to the plans for this place: the construction of Nowokijowska Street, an extension of the Świętokrzyska Route, is planned there – he added.
One of the most problematic addresses in Prague
Agreement for Prague has repeatedly emphasized that it is “one of the most problematic addresses in Prague”. “As long as there were service points in the pavilions, it was quite ok” – it was noted in previous entries in social media.
“When the decision was made to run the Świętokrzyska Route through this area, an investment of the Management Board of Municipal Road Investments, entrepreneurs such as the legendary Cieszkowski-Pracownia caps and hats studio had to move.” – mentioned.
The association also reminded that the route was not built and the vacancies remained. As they described, a drama began for the local residents: “fires, littering the area, drunkenness, abandoned syringes, urinating on the cages of nearby tenement houses” – it was mentioned.
Main photo source: Mateusz Szmelter / tvnwarszawa.pl