New streetlamps and sidewalks: Revamping the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre grounds

New streetlamps and sidewalks: Revamping the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre grounds
Design concept
Improvement work has started on the premises of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre. Muscovites chose the new design for the grounds on the Active Citizen website.  

Development of the area near the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre is underway. The grounds are situated in the Maryina Roshcha District at 11Obraztsova Street, Bldg. 1a. First of all, specialists will move overhead power lines underground.

According to Moscow Deputy Mayor for Housing, Utilities and Amenities Pyotr Biryukov, this will beautify the territory and ensure safe and reliable service.

“Specialists will fix kerbs and granite slabs, and put in new light poles and video surveillance cameras. Recreation areas with benches will appear in the southwestern part of the museum premises. The buildings of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre and of the Federation of Jewish Communities will feature architectural and artistic lighting to make evening walks comfortable and nice,” Pyotr Biryukov said.

Young museum visitors and students at the education centre which is located here will have fun on a new playground. In addition, two existing playgrounds will get new equipment – swings, seesaws, sandpits, play structures and an obstacle course. Other work will include replacing the fencing and planting lawns, flowerbeds and trees in late autumn.

Transport routes near the museum will not change. New elevated platforms level with the tram floors will help passengers with low mobility or children exit on Novosushchyovsky Pereulok more comfortably.

They will also replace bus and trolleybus stop pavilions. Novosushchyovsky Pereulok will get bike parking whereas the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre grounds will have covered bike racks.

It was Muscovites who chose the new face of the museum and centre’s premises on the Active Citizen website. The design project included placing overhead wires underground, setting up new streetlamps and upgrading sidewalks.  

The project also envisaged developing two playgrounds and setting up bike parking, new benches and rubbish bins. The concept received 69.7 percent of votes from “active citizens.” Just over 19 percent left the decision up to specialists. And only 10 percent opted for no changes.