A number of people living at 4 Ciocârliei St in Chisinau are indignant at the fact that a multistory apartment building is being erected without authorization close to their homes in the private sector. According to them, the construction works started with problems. The manager said that a duplex house will be erected, but a multistory block is actually being built at a time when only single-family houses can be constructed there.
In a news conference hosted by IPN, dweller Svetlana Kolchinski said the block started to be built at the end of the summer of 2021, next to the fence of her house. “At the end of January, we inquired what kind of building it will be and were told that it will be a duplex and we didn’t think that so many stories will be erected and more stories are yet to be built,” said the woman, noting that her whole yard can be seen from the upper stories of the new building.
“As a person living on Ciocârlia St of the given quarter, I express my full disagreement with any construction of the kind. The district’s infrastructure does not support such large buildings. There can be erected individual houses but not townhouses or multistory blocks. They do not match the surroundings on our street. It is a street in a picturesque area close to a park and such buildings are only a shame about our City Hall and our city. They do not have any aspect and it’s a shame about the architect approving such a project,” said Victor Manole, a dweller from Ciocârlia St.
Lawyer Dorel Rusu said that it goes to a lot that is 6.9 ares in area. In accordance with the General Urban Development Plan approved by the municipal authorities, that area is under a particular urbanistic architectural regime. More exactly, there should be single-family homes, not apartment buildings. Contrary to the General Urban Development Plan, an urbanism certificate for a duplex was issued. Also, on that area the constructions should occupy an area of at most 35% but the project provides that the building will represent 50%, which is a violation.
Dorel Rusu also said that persons from the prosecution service are behind this construction. “We today actually do not fight only against the construction but also against the system and the persons from behind the system who use all the instruments to implement their plans and make the apartment building available for occupancy,” stated the lawyer.
Another lawyer, Veaceslav Munteanu, said that what is happening related to this construction and how the state bodies act are a bad example for the whole municipality of Chisinau. “In these eight months, the institutions only hushed up the given construction works,” stated the lawyer.
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