I.Metshin: “Engaging residents to the yard improvement allow obtaining a completely different result”
In the Kirovsky
district of Kazan, the improvement of yards at 35 and 37 Yagodinskaya Street
has been completed. In 2022, this is the first yard where a complex of works
was completed: sports and playgrounds, as well as a recreation area replaced
the garages, bright graffiti decorated the front of houses, and the entrances
were renovated. Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, congratulated the residents
of the houses on the completion of the work carried out under the Our Yard republican
improving not only densely populated residential areas, but also the yards of
small houses like this one. About 300 Kazan residents live here, who have
already seen improvements. Now a completely different climate has been created
in the yard, and the mood of the residents has changed significantly”, - the
head of the city said.
No. 35 and 37 on Yagodinskaya Street were built in the early 1970s. The
renovation of the house territory became a long-awaited event for residents,
since before the yard was completely empty, and for walking with children,
residents had to go to the playgrounds of neighboring houses.
of the yard began in May 2022. There were seven garages in the center of the
yard, two of which were legal. The garage owners agreed to their demolition for
the sake of landscaping. “Engaging residents to the yard improvement allow obtaining
a completely different result when a special atmosphere is being created in the
yard”, - Ilsur Metshin stressed and thanked the garage owners for their
In a short
period, several landscaped areas were equipped in the yard – sports, children and
public. Swings, slides, sandboxes, workout equipment were set on the
playgrounds, and benches were installed in the yard. All changes were discussed
with the residents of the houses. In addition, 14 additional parking places have
been provided, and a container site for waste collection has been renovated.
The designers of
the yard improvement project tried to reflect the history of this territory in
graffiti. Nikita Markin, an artist from Kazan, refreshed a drawing on the wall
of house No. 35, where children are depicted playing among flowers and berries.
The artist also decorated the heating station with drawings and graffiti with
the image of berries on the front of houses. “For more than two weeks of work here,
we received only positive feedback and words of gratitude”, - the artist said.
“We visited the
yard after the celebration of the millennium of Kazan. Then I could not imagine
that there would be a program allowing changing the city in such a way, - Ilsur
Metshin noted. – I want to thank Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov for the
Our Yard program”.
Along with landscaping
of the yard, the reconstruction of entrance groups, painting of balconies and
repair of the first floors of houses took place. The Mayor of Kazan highly
appreciated the results of the work: “Even not all new residential buildings
have this infrastructure”.
artificial intelligence-powered cameras were installed in the yard. They are
connected to a special system, which can recognize a fire or accumulation of
garbage. “This is a pilot project. We continue to develop it”, - Sergei Mironov
told the Mayor.
This year, 266
yards of 466 houses will be improved in Kazan. Currently, the program has been
completed by 79%.