Hrushevskoho Manor in Kiev destroyed
Developer illegally destroyed the Manor at 111, Saksaghans’kogho Street, which at one time was the home to Mykhailo Hrushevsky (Ukrainian academician, politician, historian, statesman; one of the most important figures of the Ukrainian national revival of the early 20th century).
Alexander Briginets, people’s deputy and chair of parliamentary subcommittee on the protection and promotion of cultural heritage, stated this.
According to him, in late October Kiev Prosecutor’s Office readdressed his inquiry about violations leading to the destruction of Hrushevsky Manor to Kiev Architecture Inspection. Briginets received findings of the Inspection on December 4, 2013.
In the reply Kiev City Administration stated that demolition of the house at 111, Saksaghans’kogho Street was contrary to the original project data and project documentation as registered in urban cadastral register of the Department of Urban Development and Architecture.
“To me it seems strange that Kiev government only stated the fact of the crime, failing to make sure that the perpetrators are punished. It did not force the developers to stop the work, did not fine them, etc. Therefore, I approached the Prosecutor instead of Kiev City Administration. But while the prosecution scratched their heads, the building was razed to the ground,» said Briginets.
Note: The specified plot was sold following the decision of Kiev City Council “On the sale of land plot of inter-farm association Arcor for the construction of office and residential house at 111, Saksaghans’kogho Street in Shevchenko district of Kiev” dated December 27, 2007. However, on April 24, 2012, City Planning Department provided town-planning terms and restrictions for the reconstruction of non-residential building into a shopping and office complex on the basis of state certificate of ownership of the land plot, plot land lease agreement dated January 15, 2010 and calculations for this urban construction project.
According to the Department, reconstruction means restructuring of operating construction objects, aimed at amending the main technical, economic indicators with conservation of the elements of bearing and protective structures. Thus, complete demolition of the building is contrary to the original project data and project documentation as registered in urban cadastral register of the Department of Urban Development and Architecture.