On Tuesday, the first stage of the Kopli beach promenade in Tallinn was opened. While the construction in the Kopli Liinid development is carried out by Fund Ehitus, the promenade is located on city property.
In addition to the promenade, playgrounds and activity areas were also opened.
Development of the area running parallel to the tram tracks named Kopli Liinid begun in 2018. Currently, ten different buildings have been completed, courtyards opened, and historical cobblestone roads restored.
The beach promenade is located on city property and will be maintained and managed by the Northern Tallinn Administration of Tallinn City Government.
A viewing platform along with a seasonal beach cafe is set to be built at the end of Sepa Street in the near future.
Tallinn Deputy Mayor Eha Võrk said the completed part of the development is just a small part of the region's future.
Peeter Järvelaid, elder of the city district of North Tallinn, said the area of Kopli Liinid is a scenic location that had an ominous reputation prior to the development but is now a place for locals to enjoy the city.
In 2015, after years of failed tenders, Tallinn sold the 17-hectare plot with 82 buildings in Northern Tallinn to Fund Ehitus for €1.9 million. Conditions for the sale required the developer to renovate the area's infrastructure, including its public beach.
Editor: Kristjan Kallaste