Tevfik Göksu, the Mayor of the Municipality of Esenler, described the work they carried out at the 1th Real Estate Exhibition and Arab – Turkish Summit.
Mayor Tevfik Göksu, who stated that there was a large amount of building stock in Esenler, said, “We are transforming a building stock with 100 thousand properties in Esenler. Of the 100 thousand properties, 50 thousand will be transformed again into properties, while we will build a park in place of the other 50 thousand.”
24 thousand 800 properties being transformed
Göksu, who said that 24 thousand 800 residential properties had been transformed in 5 years, in Esenler, which is situated in the center of Istanbul, stated that they had created new residential areas by demolishing and rebuilding 16 thousand 400 properties. He also underlined that they would be completing the 2300 property, first urban transformation project of Turkey, in May.
The 3rd biggest city park in the world
Göksu said that they would be building the third biggest city park in the world, after Central Park and Hyde Park, stated that they would be building a city park with 60 meter long boulevards, by demolishing 50 thousand properties.
The city concept being brought to life in Esenler is expected to be completed in 2023.