Reconstruction of Apartment Complex in Husovice Complete, Creating 20 New Flats

The reconstruction work transformed a dilapidated building containing 12 flats into a modern renovated apartment complex with 20 flats, ranging from 1+KK to 3+KK. The apartments will be a mix of social housing and starter flats for young families saving to buy their first homes. Photo credit: MMB.

Brno, Jun 23 (BD) – The City of Brno has completed the reconstruction and renovation of a rundown building at Mostecká 12 in Brno-Husovice, bringing it back into use as social housing and starter flats for young families. 

Last year, the three-storey neo-Renaissance apartment building, dating from the end of the 19th century, contained 12 small housing units, with shared toilets in the hallway. As part of the reconstruction, an extra floor was added to the original building, and a two-storey building containing four apartments was added in the courtyard. The basement was also completely renovated, and an elevator was added. The complex now contains 20 modern flats, ranging in size from 1+kk to 3+kk. 

The new courtyard. Photo credit: MMB.

“The city will make ten apartments available as starter homes for young families and couples saving to buy their first homes. Two accessible flats will be reserved for tenants with disabilities or reduced mobility,” said Jiří Oliva (CSSD), City Council Member for Housing. The remaining eight apartments will serve as social housing, supported by a subsidy from the Czech Ministry of Regional Development’s Integrated Regional Operational Program (IROP) of around CZK 7 million. The total cost of the project was around CZK 53 million.

Construction began in March 2019 and was completed in February this year. The issuing of building permits was delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic. “Now the flats have been approved, we will start filling them immediately. In the coming days, the housing department will start accepting lease applications for the starter flats. The rent will be about 62 CZK per square meter. The contract will cover a fixed period of three years, with the possibility of extension for a further two years,” added Oliva. Foreigners in the Czech Republic with permanent residence are also eligible to apply for the flats.

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