In July 2012, Moscow had annexed new territory with an area of 148 hectares, and the city became 2.5 times more. This reminded the mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin stated in his blog that decision.
According to the mayor, the map 2011 Moscow is a large oval, limited MKAD with small patches of territory outside the ring, but the actual city has long gone beyond the administrative borders of the Russian capital.
Sobyanin explained that in the nearest cities of Moscow region massively built residential areas, residents who have bought flats to go to work in Moscow. “Circular migration is a natural and even a beneficial phenomenon for most cities in the world. But in reasonable limits” — said the mayor stressed that in Moscow it has grown to extreme proportions. The only exception, according to Sobyanin, became the South-Western direction.
The mayor said that the Moscow authorities had two choices. First — do nothing and accept the fact that after a few years in the South West will be one huge sleeping area. The second option is to enlist the support of the authorities of the country, to negotiate with colleagues from Moscow and to change the borders of the city to avoid the urban planning mistakes.
“in Other words, instead of an uncomfortable sleeping area is to build a balanced, comfortable place to live, study, work and leisure,” explained Sobyanin.
According to him, from 2012 to 2019, the city has invested in the development of new territories of more than 300 billion rubles, while the “old” Moscow has received more than 3 billion rubles of investments. Sobyanin also said that up to 80 percent of apartments in new buildings of New Moscow buy people who were previously forced to move to the suburbs, and now you can return to the city.
For eight years in New Moscow was 42 landscaped green areas (12 parks, two gardens, three relaxation areas, 25 major facilities) with a total area of 272 hectares, planted more than 500 thousand trees and shrubs. Sobyanin said that this will continue.