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Debate - How to make a park in the city center?

23 of April '20

Attention Cracovians! On Friday, April 24, we invite you to an important online debate on the project for a city park on Karmelicka Street.

The fate of the plots of land located between the Provincial Public Library and Karmelicka and Dolnych Młynów streets has been closely followed for many years by Krakow residents, the Council of District I Old Town and local organizations. The history of the debate over the development of the area goes back to the 1990s. The plans included hotels, apartments, a cinema, multi-level parking lots, among others.

City park thanks to Civic Budget

Residents have been calling for the creation of a park at the site for years, which was made possible in 2018 by the enactment of a local zoning plan for the area. Despite many adversities and postponements by the municipal authorities of the date for the creation of the park, it will be possible, thanks to the implementation of the winning project of the fifth edition of the Civic Budget of the City of Krakow entitled " Yes to the Park at Karmel". "Yes to the Park at Karmelicka Street". It won the record-breaking support of male and female residents.

online debate

The debate will be organized and moderated by Edyta Kruk - member of the Council of District I Stare Miasto and Tomasz Daros - chairman of the Board and Council of District I Stare Miasto and City Councilor of Krakow. Invited guests will discuss the consultations just underway and the stages of the park's design:

  • Monika Bogdanowska, Ph.D. - Małopolska Voivodeship Conservator of Monuments,
  • Piotr Kempf - Director of the Board of Urban Greenery in Krakow,
  • Dr. Marek Bauer - Faculty of Civil Engineering, T. Kosciuszko Cracow University of Technology,
  • Marek Kaszyński - President of SARP Krakow Branch.

calendar - debate and survey

Due to pandemonium, the debate will be held online on Friday, April 24 at 6 p.m. on the District I - Old Town website. We encourage you to ask questions in the comments and to read the draft and participate in the consultation. Information about the event is also available here.

As part of Phase I, from April 1 to April 30 this year, residents of Krakow (not only those who voted for the project) can also participate in the creation of the park by having their say in surveys. More information, consultation materials and a link to the survey can be found on the Municipal Dialogue Center website .

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illustrations courtesy of the organizers

The vote has already been cast