The development of Budapest’s newest cultural centre continues in the Margaret Quarter. Within the framework of the project, thousands of plants will be placed along the Margaret Boulevard and its surroundings.
The Margaret Quarter is a revitalisation programme for Margaret Boulevard and its surroundings. As Margit Negyed reports, the aim of the project is to create an ecosystem in the area where community and cultural initiatives can find a place alongside quality commercial services.
Through this programme, the District II Municipality aims to encourage current and future service providers to work together and promote higher quality local, community or artistic assets, in order to create an even more diverse and vibrant neighbourhood in Inner-Buda, for the enjoyment of local residents and visitors. On the other hand, it aims to make the area more attractive to potential visitors or future entrepreneurs through a coherent image and programmes.
Within the framework of the project, the greening of Margit Boulevard will start soon,
with the planting of 3,248 perennial and 1,970 bulbous plants on the double side of Margit Boulevard and at least a dozen trees in the area – reported Második Kerület.
According to the mayor, the revitalisation of the area is on the right track,
with several opening galleries, community spaces, cultural businesses, shops and restaurants, while the number of empty shops is decreasing.
As the Hungarian news portal Portfolio reports, in addition to the planting of the area, the asphalt will be replaced with a uniform paving stone, which will make future repairs to the utilities easier and reduce noise and dust pollution.
The mayor also revealed that the long-term plan is to launch a targeted call for tenders for the cleaning of the facades of the stone-clad apartment buildings on Margaret Boulevard. The aim of this is to make the Boulevard’s architectural values more attractive. The development of the project is also dependent on the opinion of the local community. Accordingly, a public opinion poll will be conducted in May in order to ask the local community about the desirable use of vacant or underused premises.
Source: margitnegyed.hu, masodikkerulet.hu, portfolio.hu