Undeveloped area in the area of Klimek Street will gain a new face
Native species of trees and shrubs, such as willows, birches and currants. Vines covering transformer stations. Additionally, there is an interactive educational path, a rain garden, nesting boxes for birds and bat boxes, an outdoor gym and a playground. The land development concept is already ready. The project will be created by the end of the first quarter.
We are talking about more than 4.5 hectares located in the vicinity of Klimek, Warszawska and Kolodzieja streets. This is a green area, marshy in places (the Forest River and a reservoir), which is undeveloped. Numerous power lines run through it. The place is unattractive and does not serve the residents. Hence the idea to change its appearance and purpose. We are in the process of the design part. It is for it that we obtained funds under POPT, which is an additional pool of money for the cities of the winners of the Local Development Program.
Behind us is a meeting with residents, at which the contractor presented a preliminary concept for the development of the area.
It was a very successful meeting. It was attended by a group of residents with a keen interest in the subject. They submitted many ideas, which were discussed at the meeting. We passed on the residents' wishes to the documentation contractor. We are keen to develop the area in such a way that will not disturb the natural biodiversity that exists there, but will only use the potential of the place. Thus, it will serve residents and tourists well.
Hajnówka residents expect interesting, innovative solutions. The area in question consists of two plots located opposite each other on both sides of Warszawska Street. The plot next to the dairy cooperative will be of a recreational nature, while the one next to the detention center will be of an educational and nature nature. The adopted concept primarily provides for the organization of green areas. Most of the existing vegetation will remain, only those trees that are dry, in poor condition and may pose a threat will be cut down. However, the trunks will lie and decompose, enriching the fauna and flora. The existing vegetation will be supplemented with additional plantings. Importantly, these will be native species. The local greenery will be complemented by trees such as black alder, white willow and downy birch. As well as shrubs such as currants, white dogwood and coral viburnum.
A wooden educational footbridge will lead to the water reservoir. There will be boards along it informing, among others: about the vegetation and animals that live here. The concept also envisages the creation of flower meadows, which will increase both biodiversity and the attractiveness of the area. A rain garden, bird nesting boxes, bat boxes and insect hotels are also planned.
In the recreational part, there will be an outdoor gym with a small parking lot for bicycles, surrounded by a wall of vines. A little further there will be a playground divided into zones for younger and older children. The plan also includes small architecture elements such as a gazebo, deckchairs, benches, tables and waste bins.
The design for the space is expected to be ready in the first quarter of this year. The city will seek external funding for the investment.