New mega-urbanization to be born between Marvila and Beato

New mega-urbanization to be born between Marvila and Beato

The Marvila Execution Unit project is in public consultation until March 13. The new mega-urbanization between Marvila and Beato, in Lisbon, plans to eliminate one of the main physical barriers due to the northern railway line.

The urban development project, with an area of around 28 hectares, will include various allotments, covering a total intervention area of 280.342 square meters, a green space and equipment area of 119,437 square meters, with a total of 1,427 dwellings and 2,852 private parking spaces and 246 public parking spaces.

"The urban area in which it is intended to intervene, in the parishes of Marvila and Beato, is a set of plots of land - urban voids situated between various toponymic names in Eastern Lisbon: Beato (Convent), Madredeus (neighborhood), Chelas (Urban Plan) and Braço de Prata", can be read in the proposal submitted for public consultation on the participa.pt website.

The new urban polarity project is located in areas classified as sensitive under the terms of the Legal Regime for Environmental Impact Assessment, namely the General Protection Zone of the Old Convent of Beato António, classified as a Property of Public Interest, the General Protection Zone of the Palace of the Dukes of Lafões, classified as a Monument of Public Interest, and the General Protection Zone of the Factory "A Nacional", classified as a Monument of Public Interest.

In the area concerned there are "some plans and projects unrelated to this development, neither the initiative nor the responsibility of the project promoter, but which constitute significant constraints on the way they are implemented, such as the planned interventions, already studied but not yet scheduled, for modernisation, of the railway tracks of the Northern Line and the Belt Line, including the current Marvila Apeadeiro, and the establishment of the so-called Third Crossing of the Tagus by rail".

Mega-urbanization to cover the Northern Line

The two railway lines, the Northern Line and the Belt Line, "act in a contradictory way in the territory. If, on the one hand, they are structuring elements of mobility on a national scale, on the other, they sever the connections of the local urban fabric, seriously conditioning the development and inter-connectivity of this area of the city as physical and acoustic obstacles to the necessary urban fluidity."

According to the proposal, "the delimitation of the Marvila Execution Unit, as an instrument for implementing the Lisbon Municipal Master Plan, is justified by the need to ensure the harmonious urban development of this zone, covering an area vast enough to constitute a perimeter with characteristics of urban unity and autonomy, where it will be possible to establish, through a joint urban solution, an adequate physical and functional articulation with the pre-existing and surrounding consolidated space".

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