Aston’s construction project might be banned

The regional authorities might ban the construction of an apartment block at 57 Radischev St. (Yekaterinburg) currently supervised by Aston Building Company. According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Sverdlovsk Region’s division of the state board of experts looked into the project and was planning to turn it down on February 20, 2008, since the experts found a number of problems in this project. In the meantime, the local council is not allowed to let any builder start working unless the experts approve of their project.

The building, however, is half-finished already, even though the people from the nearby houses complain about the facts that it is being put up in a place where the revolution memorial is situated, that a recreation area was destroyed to clear up the space, and that the building would deny any sunlight to dwellers of thirty apartments by blocking them completely.

Aston was reported to offer the unfortunate dwellers a chance to move to some new places, but the terms of the offer were rather disadvantageous. The builder had to drop the issue for the time being, as the whole construction process could be banned in court.

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