Medvedev stops by Academic Riverside complex in Chelyabinsk
Medvedev was joined by Chelyabinsk Acting Governor Boris Dubrovsky, Minister of Construction and Housing Mikhail Men and Russian Housing Development (RHD) Foundation CEO Alexander Braverman. Academic Riverside was constructed on land owned and operated by the RHD Foundation earlier in 2014.
During his visit, Medvedev conducted a thorough tour of the completed houses and reviewed the developers' plans for structures under construction. Medvedev also met with current and future residents of Academic Riverside to ascertain their levels of satisfaction with their new homes.
Launched in 2013 with support of the RHD Foundation, Academic Riverside will eventually feature 11 multi-story buildings when complete. In total, the structures will occupy an area of 999,900 square feet. Construction is expected to be finished by 2015. The are more than 40 available floorplan configurations for Academic Riverside apartments.
Approximately 75 percent of the residents who will occupy apartments within Academic Riverside meet the regional criteria for low-income housing assistance. The apartments are built using the most energy-efficient materials available, which project planners believe will save the average resident approximately 15 percent on their utility bills.
Plans call for the construction of two kindergartens and two secondary schools on the Academic Riverside grounds to meet the educational needs of the community's residents.
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