Milano - Affori
The Milan Municipality Integrated Framework Plan (PII) sets out to build – on property areas situated on both sides of the new railway station for a total amount of 27,707 square metres – accommodation units (15,750 square metres) and commercial premises and/or correlated business activities (8,900 square metres). The definitive Consent Report was issued on January 19, 2005 by the Competent Department of the Municipality of Milan on the advice of the Facilities Committee. In May 2005 the public Services Conference took place and the plan was approved by the local Committee on July 7, 2005. The authorization to record officially the definitive designs enclosed with the plan, modified according to the Municipality proposals, was obtained at the beginning of December 2005. The adoption of PII by the Municipality Council was taken on January 25, 2007. The definitive approval will probably come to an end within June 2007.
Milano - Bovisa
The Milan Politecnico has presented new plans for its facilities near the Bovisa station. This is giving new momentum to finalising the programmes. While in May 2004, the Municipal Administration decided to directly implement all the procedural steps related to these programmes, it did not fully define its own operational approach and unfortunately did not include the initiative among the ones to be adopted before the end of the previous mandate.
During 2006, contact was resumed with the neighbouring property owners and also with the new municipal Council to help re-launch the initiative.
In April 2005, the new FERROVIENORD station became operational and the old station stopped functioning together with all the surrounding areas of about 40,000 m². The Master Plan to reorganise the areas of the rail junction –which entails a variation of the general zoning plan adopted by the Novara Municipality on December 17 2004 - has set aside a GFA of approximately 5,800 m² in the reorganised area and another 65,000 m³ to be located in the restructured areas of the RFI station. Moreover under the Plan, an Urban Transformation Company (STU) will be envisaged as an operational instrument. FNM has requested to give the areas to be reorganised a clear procedural path within the framework of the Urban Transformation Company and to be able to concentrate the majority of the volumetric rights in the same area. NORD_ING has developed a draft Implementation Plan which was presented on February 22, 2006.
The work under the Program Agreement has not been resumed yet. This Agreement was launched by the Regional l Council on the basis of Decision No. 7/16863 of March 26, 2004 to provide a unique framework to the upgrading work in the Group’s areas in Central and South Saronno and to redistribute the related volumetric rights, as well as to interact with important railway and road construction projects.
The local urban set-up is still waiting for the results of the survey conducted by the architect Botta from Lugano on behalf of the owners of other industrial areas that were relaunched. This survey is designed to map the links between the two sides of the railway and to explore changes to the old Luini school building and its surrounding areas.
In March 2006, the Ministerial Committee for Economic Programming (CIPE) approved the final project to relaunch the Saronno-Seregno and issue the tender call for the work to be implemented. Therefore, the South Saronno area will become an important regional junction. As a result, NORD_ING. has initiated studies to concentrate the activities of the FNM Group on the areas located in South Saronno. The aim is to help free-up some of the central areas that have very high real-estate values.
Furthermore, in the second half of 2006, the owners of the SP2 areas in South Saronno and the Municipal communal administration were contacted.
The Ferrovienord Varese station is approximately 34,000 m², and is located in the central area near a large square (Piazzale Kennedy) which today is used as a car parking space and the TPL bus park.
During 2006, NORD_ING completed a feasibility study to integrate the RFI network and FERROVIENORD stations – which is a condition to obtain an increase in the value of volumetric rights, on the basis of the Protocol of Understanding that was drafted in February 2005 with the Region, the Province and the Municipal Council of Varese.
Therefore, under Resolution No. VIII/3208 of September 27 2006, published in the Official Bulletin of the Region of Lombardy on October 9 2006., the regional Council issued a Program Agreement “in order to reorganise the Varese rail junction and promote an urban, land and environmental rehabilitation program”. To this end, the regional Council identified the stakeholders for this program, i.e. the Lombardy Region, the Varese province, the Varese Council, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana S.p.a and FERROVIENORD S.p.a.