The Urban Environment Division will process the City’s proposal in their meeting next week on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The aim is to complete the jointly-prepared, local detailed plan draft during spring 2019, and that the plan proposal would be processed in early 2020.

The construction of the area can begin once the local detailed plan becomes legally valid, at the earliest in autumn 2020. YIT would have building rights for around half of the area.

The consortium’s “Jätkän Messi” concept plan for the services block aims to promote community spirit, provide more free-time activities and enable convenient everyday living for residents of all ages.

The planned block would include a hotel, a day-care centre, a grocery shop and restaurants as well as rental housing financed by interest-subsidy loans (A-Kruunu), apartments for young people (NAL Asunnot), right-of-occupancy apartments (Asuntosäätiö), jointly-constructed Hitas owner-occupied housing (Saraco) and non-subsidised housing (YIT).

“The communal block building in the centre of everything will complete the residents’ free time and bring together all of those who use the block, regardless of age. In addition to diverse housing and commercial services, the services block also offers residents services such as afternoon and evening activities for children and young people at the Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth. An interesting innovation in the services block is a new kind of professionally maintained urban farming area,” describes Mikko Pätynen, Land Acquisition Manager at YIT.

The city was looking for a contractor for Jätkäsaari’s services block with registration and negotiation proceedings in spring 2017, after which the parties defined the block plan and negotiated the plot’s reservation terms.

“We are very pleased with the result of the competition and the fact that we will be able to develop Jätkäsaari together with the members of the consortium. New possibilities for taking part in urban activities that will enrich the lives of all Jätkäsaari residents will surely be created around the village building and the Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth,” says Outi Säntti, Project Director at the City of Helsinki.

The services block is located in the middle of Jätkäsaari. The area is bordered by Hyväntoivonpuisto to the east and south, by Länsisatamankatu to the north and by Atlantinkatu to the west. The block includes two sheltered courtyards as well as a lively, market-like square for events that is bordered by business premises, the village building and the Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth.

The most advanced urban transport service centre in Finland is also being planned in Jätkäsaari’s services block. Using the centre, Jätkäsaari residents will be able to choose the means of transport best suited for their needs at any given time. The centre, located in the block, offers charging points for electric cars, cars for communal use and a space for self-service bicycle maintenance. In addition, the centre’s ground floor hosts city bikes and bicycle stands for short-term locking.

*In addition to the developer partners, the consortium also includes nine services partners: 24 Rental Network Oy, Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth, Famifarm Oy (Järvikylä), Majoituspalvelu Forenom Oy, HOK-Elanto, Liikennevirta Oy, Mehiläinen Oy, Toughbyte Oy, City Dev Labs Oy.