Urban environment

Urban environment

Moscow is a city with a centuries-long history. Retaining the city’s historical image and creating a comfortable and attractive urban environment is a priority for Moscow’s investment policy.  

Key advantages for investors:
  • Moscow’s significant cultural and historical heritage, high potential and growing tourism industry of Moscow.
  • Involvement of dilapidated and defective facilities in economic turnover on terms attractive to investors. 
  • Potential for comprehensive development of old industrial and inefficiently used territories. 
  • Government support (state projects and programmes aimed at developing the urban environment). 
Key advantages for the city
  1. Improving the quality of urban environment.
  2. Enhancing the city’s appeal for business and tourist activities. 
  3. Reconstruction of dilapidated and defective facilities.
  4. Increasing the number of restored cultural heritage sites. 
  5. Comprehensive development of industrial zones while retaining their industrial profile, development of the residential and social infrastructure, creation of public spaces. 
Priority areas for private investment:
  • Reconstruction, restoration, and retention of non-residential cultural heritage sites in an unsatisfactory condition (on long term lease terms at preferential rates under the programme “1 rouble per one square metre”). 
  • Redevelopment of industrial and inefficiently used areas. 

You can familiarise yourself with the redevelopment and improvement projects here.

Support measures:
  1. Preferential rate for municipal property.

    You can familiarise yourself with the with the terms and results of the programme for preferential rent of municipal property here.

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  2. Implementation of projects based on public-private partnership

Regulations:
  • Resolution by the Moscow City Government dated 9 June 2009 No. 542-PP “On improving the system for managing and disposing of cultural heritage sites of Moscow city”
  • Resolution by the Moscow City Government dated 24 January 2012 No. 12-PP “On approving the Regulations for letting cultural heritage sites of Moscow in an unsatisfactory condition” 
  • Directive by the Moscow City Property Department and the Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow dated 24 April 2013 No. 2971/177 “On approving the Procedure for cooperation of the Moscow City Property Department and the Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow when letting cultural heritage sites in an unsatisfactory condition.
  • Decree by the Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow dated 12 February 2014 No. 13 “On approving the Procedure of cooperation among the structural divisions of the Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow in the process of preparing documents  required for letting by the Moscow City Property Department of cultural heritage sites in non-satisfactory condition”
Investment initiatives:

If you have your own investment ideas, projects or if you want to receive a more detailed information on the existing investment projects of Moscow please contact Moscow City Investment Agency.