Over 3.3 million square meters of new housing was built in St. Petersburg in 2020, a spokesperson for the St. Petersburg Committee for construction told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel. These figures include both apartment blocks and individual houses.
Initially, the plan was to build 5.5 million square meters of new housing in St. Petersburg every year, but this would put excessive pressure on the social, transport and engineering infrastructure.
The St. Petersburg government reached an agreement with the federal Ministry of construction to change the targets set by the national project City Housing for the period until 2030.
The new target is 3.2 million square meters of new housing per annum, which is in line with the long-term social and economic forecast for St. Petersburg.
Every year, some 3 million square meters of new housing is to be put into operation in St. Petersburg. 3.191 million square meters are to be built in 2021, by 2024, the target will be lower at 2.578 million square meters to be increased up to 3.047 square meters by 2030.
Photo: St. Petersburg TV channel