BOR Patriarchate requests approval to build residential complex with 8-storey blocks, city hall counsellor says

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The Patriarchate of the Romanian Orthodox Church (BOR) wants to build a residential complex on a 5,000-square-meter plot of land on Pajurei Street, with eight-storey apartment buildings, above the area’s height, Roxana Wring, USR Councillor in the Bucharest City Council says, according to

The Romanian Patriarchate wants to build a residential neighbourhood with 8-storey apartment buildings on a 5,000-square-meter plot of land on Pajurei Street, according to an Urban Plan, which is sent for approval to the City Hall. Roxana Wring, city counsellor on behalf of Save Romania Union (USR), says the Patriarchate wants a higher-level regime than the one in the area, and the street on which the building is to be built is only 6 meters wide and sidewalk only on one side.

“The Patriarchate has recently requested an Urban Plan for a residential complex on 5,000 square metres for 8-storey apartment buildings, trying to force all the regulations on height, street width, sidewalk,” Roxana Wring has written on her Facebook page.

She claims BOR should use the money for the Redemption Cathedral (photo) and to stop requesting money from the city hall.

The Bucharest city hall has allotted for churches, from the 2018 budget, RON 45,463,000 (approx. EUR 10 million) – money for 156 churches in Bucharest, some of them historical monuments, of which RON 15 million for the Redemption Cathedral.

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