Vacant site on Masna Street

This is an attractive vacant site in the heart of the city centre covering 1,770 sq m consisting of the land parcels Nos 1931/1, 1960/7, 1960/13, 1960/14, 1960/15, 1960/23 and 1940 in the cadastral area of Moravská Ostrava. It is situated  at a location where historic buildings used to stand (though the buildings did not form part of an enclosed block).

The City of Ostrava is currently building a 7-floor apartment complex on a neighbouring site (at the corner of Janáčkova and Masna Streets). In view of the fact that the surrounding buildings are arranged in compact blocks enclosing central courtyards, it would be ideal to create a similar complex along the extension to Masna Street.

More information on this site is given in the Regulating conditions, which you will find below (under ‘Appendices’).

Site compliance with zoning plan

According to the current zoning plan, the site is designated for mixed usage (residential and civic amenities), so it may be used for residential units, services, retail premises, offices, cultural, educational or community amenities, etc.

Site description

A new cultural quarter is being built in the vicinity of the site (on the land opposite).  Cultural and creative industries are key building blocks for all cities, and Ostrava is no exception. Ostrava has a rich and vibrant cultural life with a broad spectrum of institutions, artists and creative communities. Cultural and community projects are a natural and integral component of the City of Ostrava’s development-related activities.

The site is adjacent to a public cultural and community centre (PLATO)  and historic former city slaughterhouse which in the upcoming years is set to be transformed into a modern art gallery. The winner of the public international competition for this project was the KWK Promes studio from Poland, run by the globally renowned architect Robert Konieczny. The former slaughterhouse will be transformed into exhibition spaces for the PLATO contemporary art gallery, which (thanks to revolving walls) will also include an outdoor exhibition area. The six exhibition halls will be able to function either separately or together, as a single space. The building will also include offices, meeting rooms and a snack bar.

A short walk away is the popular Stodolní Street entertainment quarter, with numerous hotels, restaurants, clubs, bars and other civic amenities.

Civic amenities near the site:

    • PLATO art gallery: 1 min on foot
    • Stodolní Street: within 1 min on foot
    • Nádražní Street: 5 min on foot
    • Forum Nová Karolina shopping mall : 3 min by car

Transport access:

    • Public transport access – on foot: 
      • „Konzervatoř“ bus/trolleybus stop: 6 min
      • „Stodolní“ tram stop: 6 min
    • Bikesharing station – on foot:
      • Plato gallery: 1 min
      • „Stodolní“ train halt: 3 min
    • Rail transport access – on foot:
      • „Stodolní“ train halt: 3 min
    • Access to main roads – by car:
      • 28. října Street: 2 min
      • Českobratrská Street: 2 min
      • Místecká Street: 3 min


You can download the appendices (zip files) HERE.

List of appendices: Vacant site on Masna Street (pdf presentation); Regulating conditions.

Photo gallery

    • The indicative illustrations of the building at the site on Masna Street were produced by KOHL architekti s.r.o.
    • Aerial photo: source Google Earth