ArmInfo.Recently, quite serious but often biased accusations have been heard against the Municipality, chief architect of Yerevan Arthur Meschyan said at a press conference.
<Quite actively discussed, allegedly unprofessional and unsuccessful work of the Municipality. There are talks that everything is cut with a sharp knife without taking into account the situation and conditions. This discontent also applies to the issue of increasing wages and investment policies, which we allegedly impede by delaying building permits. That is, quite serious accusations are being addressed to us, "said Meschyan, assuring that the Yerevan mayor's office is doing everything within its powers, but they are simply unable to do anything more.
To accusations about the lack of systemic changes, Meschyan responded with the absence of a corresponding legislative base. "Systemic changes do not fall from the air, and in terms of the legislative field, we are in a rather sad state," the architect explained, citing, as an example, the situation of the outbuildings attic, the demolition of which requires 100% consent from the residents of the houses. He noted that work in this direction did not begin due to the impossibility of collecting signatures of the residents of these houses. "Therefore, we propose to change the law and reduce the threshold of required signatures to 2/3>," he added.
He also touched illegal garage buildings and stalls, warning that sooner or later these buildings will be demolished: <The function of the chief architect is to say <no> illegal actions, and to say <yes> to the right and reasonable steps>. Meschyan also noted that from next week the town-planning council will operate, and the most important projects without work and discussions with the council will not receive a positive conclusion.