The Dukel barracks in Opava will be transformed into a residential area

28. 8. 2020

After years of dilapidation, the Dukel barracks in Opava are about to turn into an attractive location for living. The city’s councillors have approved the sale of parts of the complex to a private investor that ought to build 16 apartment buildings, with approximately 300 housing units on a plot of 3.8 hectares.

The company JTA exklusive s.r.o., located in Ostrava, is set to do the construction which should begin within 4 years at the latest. "Two companies submitted the offer to build a part of the residential area. The Commission had recommended one of them and the councillors approved this option. Originally, we calculated that we would get 35 million crowns for this land, but in the end the city gets 51 million, which we will use for further investments," commented Tomáš Navrátil, the mayor of Opava. "We are all aware that there is a huge demand for housing in Opava. Therefore, I welcome a project of this sort," he added.

The area, which was inhabited by the army until 2006, is divided into 3 parts. Part A consists of historic buildings that the city will keep in its ownership in order to build apartments for young families as well as seniors, park, playground or, for instance, restaurant. Part B is planned to be sold to the investor. And part C now consists of an area with small business manufacturing, grass field as well as heliport.

At the moment, Part B consists of former garages, workrooms and warehouses which have no historical or architectural value. The sale has yet to be approved by the regional representatives at the meeting on 7 September 2020.

Information taken from the city of Opava.