The first yard accessible for persons with disabilities will be equipped in Kazan
For the first time in Tatarstan, a yard fully accessible for persons with
disabilities will be equipped in the Privolzhsky district of Kazan under the
republican program. It will be located on the territory of an apartment
building No.43 on Dubravnaya Street and the Voskhozhdenie rehabilitation center
for the disabled. The Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin got acquainted with the
design of the improvement project, which will be carried out under the Our Yard
program in 2022.
The Voskhozhdenie Center is a unique project, serving for helping disabled
people in psychological and social adjustment. Disabled persons can be temporary
accommodated with their families in the apartment building nearby.
“This is a special house that we opened more than 15 years ago, and a yard
for special people, which is visited by more than 100 persons with disabilities
during the day, - the Mayor noted. -There are quite active residents here, it
is very important to make joint consideration of the project with them”.
According to Marat Zakirov, head of the administration of the Vakhitovsky
and Privolzhsky districts of Kazan, local residents got acquainted with the
preliminary layout of landscaping and made some adjustments.
Alexey Nikolaevsky, architect of the yard improvement project, noted that
yard is divided into several areas: a playground with swings, a site with
equipment for the development of motor functions, a mini-basketball area with a
special ring for wheelchair users, as well as a basketball unit. Also, workout
equipment will be installed in the yard, where people with disabilities, both
adults and children, will be able to practice.
It is planned to start the work on the second quarter of 2022.
Forty-nine families are living now in a four-storey house for persons with
disabilities, 19 more people are on the waiting list. The building was put into
operation in 2006, during the last two years the ongoing maintenance was
carried out. “This house is a part of specialized housing stock, so it is not
included in the renovation program. To date, 16.5 million rubles have been
allocated for renovation from the municipal budget. With this money, we will
repair the roof and install an automatic weather control unit”, - said Iskander
Giniyatullin, deputy head of the Executive Committee of Kazan. At the same
time, the total estimate requires for about 47 million rubles. “Additional
funds – 31 million rubles - are needed for all complex works: repair of front,
utilities, common areas of the building. The scope of works here is wider than
a standard renovation”, - he explained.
In addition, the Mayor of Kazan proposed to renovate the rehabilitation
center. “It is necessary to carry out ongoing maintenance, and if required to
carry out overhaul. It is necessary to carry out concurrent renovation of the
apartment building and rehabilitation center, as well as the yard for convenience
of people”, - he said.