Vacant site at Smetana Square

CALL FOR TENDER

The City Assembly  approved the plan to sell a 635 m2 plot in the heart of OSTRAVA CITY CENTRE at its session on 20 May 2020.

The site is a complex of lots forming part of a built-up area on the corner of a city centre square (Smetanovo náměstí / Smetana Square) and Vojanova Street in the cadastral area of Moravská Ostrava.

The area for building (635 m² – max. built-up area) is limited to the north by the crown of a large legally protected tree, to the east by Vojanova St., and to the south and west by buildings and existing open areas.

The intention to sell the land is also published on the city’s official notice board under No. 617/2020.


Subject to sell

The plan to sell land plots (or parts of land plots) in the cadastral area Moravská Ostrava, namely:

    • part of the land plot with parcel no. 147/1 covering an area of 7 m2, in the ownership of the City of Ostrava, entrusted to the municipal district Moravská Ostrava a Přívoz; in the draft geometric plan no. 6142-22/2020 elaborated for the cadastral area Moravská Ostrava the land is designated as part c),
    • part of the land plot with parcel no. 147/2 covering an area of 1 m2, in the ownership of the City of Ostrava; in the draft geometric plan no. 6142-22/2020 elaborated for the cadastral area Moravská Ostrava the land is designated as part f),
    • part of the land plot with parcel no. 147/4 covering an area of 4 m2, in the ownership of the City of Ostrava; in the draft geometric plan no. 6142-22/2020 elaborated for the cadastral area Moravská Ostrava the land is designated as part b),
    • part of the land plot with parcel no. 147/5 covering an area of 18 m2, in the ownership of the City of Ostrava, entrusted to the municipal district Moravská Ostrava a Přívoz; in the draft geometric plan no. 6142-22/2020 elaborated for the cadastral area Moravská Ostrava the land is designated as part a),

the above-listed parts of land plots having been merged in accordance with the above-cited geometric plan and having been newly designated as the land plot with parcel no. 147/6,

    • part of the land plot with parcel no. 192/3 covering an area of 185 m2, in the ownership of the City of Ostrava; in the draft geometric plan no. 6142-22/2020 elaborated for the cadastral area Moravská Ostrava the land is newly designated as the land plot with parcel no. 192/10,
    • part of the land plot with parcel no. 192/4 (the land plot with parcel no. 192/4 is newly incorporated into the land plot with parcel no. 192/3) covering an area of 23 m2, in the ownership of the City of Ostrava; in the draft geometric plan no. 6142-22/2020 elaborated for the cadastral area Moravská Ostrava the land is newly designated as the land plot with parcel no. 192/11,
    • the land plot with parcel no. 192/2 covering an area of 397 m2, in the ownership of the City of Ostrava.

The height of the new building must not exceed that of the other current buildings in the vicinity; the max. no. of above-ground floors is 6.

More information on this site is given in the Regulatory conditions, which you will find below (under ‘Appendices’). The Basic Regulatory Conditions stipulate a building area of 657 m2; this figure was derived by measuring map data. The current size of the building area was determined by precise geodesic surveying of the site, and is 635 m2.


Site compliance with zoning plan

According to the currently valid zoning plan, the site is located in mixed-use zone; these zones are designated for residential purposes and civic amenities that are primarily integrated into typical urban buildings .

The location in the vicinity of Ostrava’s central square (Masarykovo náměstí) offers excellent potential for urban functions, especially residential use, services or retail premises. However, it may also be used for office premises or for cultural, educational or community facilities etc.


Subject to compliance with the following conditions

    1. the subject of sale will consist exclusively of all the plots of land listed in the sale plan, jointly and indivisibly (i.e. not just one of the plots)
    2. the offer submitted by the interested party will contain the following information:
      • the interested party’s intended future use of the land plots (future purpose of use); in the case of buildings/structures, the interested party must state which buildings/structures it intends to construct on the plots; the intended use must be in compliance with the City’s current zoning plan or with the more detailed regulatory conditions for functional and spatial use as stipulated by the City in the sale plan,
      • a presentation of the interested party’s plans as a whole, in both text and graphic form. This presentation must include accompanying graphic depictions of the future vision (visualizations, urban development plans, etc.) so that the interested party’s intentions are accurately and unambiguously represented in order to enable the City to arrive at a decision,
      • a description of the interested party’s plans focusing on the benefit of the plans for the development of the area as a whole and the suitability of the proposed development in terms of urban development, architectural solutions, transportation and functional solutions,
      • a schedule for the construction work which the interested party intends to implement on the land plots, including specific dates of commencement and completion,
      • a price bid, stating the total purchase price offered for all the above-mentioned plots of land; this total bid price must be at least equal to the sum determined as the total sum of the usual prices of the land plots as set out in a current expert report, and must be at least 8 548 370 CZK (eight million, five hundred and forty-eight thousand, three hundred and seventy Czech crowns),
      • specific details on how the development will be funded.
    3.  the selected interested party will conclude a contract of purchase on whose basis the City of Ostrava will transfer the plots of land to the selected interested party; the contract will include (inter alia):
      • a) a provision that the planned building(s)/structure(s) will comply with the Basic Regulatory Conditions (functional and spatial) issued by the Office of the Head Architect and Building Regulations in January 2020,
      • b) a provision obliging the purchaser of the land plots to agree, within the contract of purchase, the pre-emption right in rem to all the real estate in question,
      • c) a provision obliging the purchaser of the land plots to agree, within the contract of purchase, the prohibition of alienation as a right in rem to all the real estate in question,
      • d) a provision that the transfer of the land plots will take place after the payment of the purchase price,

these provisions a) – d) are formulated here in general terms, solely for the purpose of this sale plan, and they will be further specified in the relevant contracts;

4. alongside the contract of purchase, an agreement on the service access rights to utilities networks located on the land plots in question (Section 1267 et seq. of the Civil Code) or an agreement to conclude a future agreement on service access rights to utilities networks located on the land plots in question (Section 1267 et seq. of the Civil Code) will be concluded; this agreement will be to the benefit of the owner of these utilities networks (the City of Ostrava) and will be valid for an unlimited period and for a one-off payment of 1000 CZK (one thousand Czech crowns) for all service access rights combined;

5. on the land plots newly designated in accordance with the above-cited draft geometric plan as the land plots with parcel nos. 192/10, 192/11 and 192/2, the purchaser must tolerate free of charge the presence, operation and demolition of building no. 3127, including sewerage, water supply, gas supply and power supply connections on the land plot with parcel no. 192/2, up to no later than 30 June 2022;

6. the interested party’s offer will be submitted in written form and will be delivered to the City of Ostrava no later than 12:00 (noon) on 31 July 2020; the offer will be delivered to the registered address of the City of Ostrava in a sealed envelope bearing the text “Proluka Smetanovo náměstí – neotvírat” (“Smetanovo náměstí site – do not open”) and the sender’s registered address,

7. the final conclusion of the contract is conditional on agreement between the City of Ostrava and the interested party regarding the content of the contractual documentation,

8. the City of Ostrava reserves the right, on the basis of the offers submitted, to instruct individual interested parties to submit supplementary information,

9. the City of Ostrava reserves the right to refrain from negotiating with any of the interested parties after receipt of the offers, or to refrain entirely from concluding a contract,

10. the City of Ostrava reserves the right to evaluate each offer in a comprehensive manner, taking into account all aspects, without an exclusive preference for any one criterion, in order to identify the best offer, i.e. the offer which best complies with the City’s sale plan in terms of the bid price, the implementation dates, the benefits for the area as a whole, and/or the proposed solution,

11. the costs incurred by the interested party in connection with the elaboration of the offer will not be reimbursed by the City of Ostrava,

12. the Assembly of the municipal district will issue a statement of consent with this sale plan,

13. the Assembly of the City of Ostrava reserves the right to cancel this sale plan at any time.

 


Deadline for submission of tenders

The interested party’s offer will be submitted in written form and will be delivered to the City of Ostrava no later than 12:00 (noon) on 31 July 2020; the offer will be delivered to the registered address of the City of Ostrava in a sealed envelope bearing the text “Proluka Smetanovo náměstí – neotvírat” (“Smetanovo náměstí site – do not open”) and the sender’s registered address (Statutární město Ostrava, majetkový odbor, Prokešovo náměstí 8, 729 30 Ostrava).


Questions

If you have any questions about this particular call, please write to realestate@ostrava.cz . We reply officially and transparently to all questions we receive. They will be published on this website on an ongoing basis.


Site description

The location is particularly attractive due to its position adjacent to public transport infrastructure and the presence of cultural and community amenities – e.g. the nearby Antonín Dvořák Theatre and the Černá Louka (Black Meadow) Exhibition Centre.

The University of Ostrava’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music makes a major contribution to the city’s cultural life, and till 2022 an entirely new faculty building will be constructed at the Black Meadow site, in addition to university sports facilities (which will be open not only to students, but also to the general public).

The City is currently drawing up plans and preparing documentation for the new route of Pivovarská Street, connecting it with the current route of Vojanova Street. In the future, Pivovarská Street will serve as a link between the city centre and the Nová Karolina district.


Civic amenities near the site:


Transport access:

    • Public transport access – on foot: 
      • „Výstaviště“ tram/bus stop: 1 min
      • „Karolina“ tram/bus stop: 7 min
    • Bikesharing station – on foot:
      • „Výstaviště“: within 1 min
    • Access to main roads – by car:
      • 28. října Street: 2 min
      • Místecká Street: 2 min
      • Frýdecká Street: 2 min
      • Bohumínská Street: 4 min

Appendices

Notice of the intent to sell – download HERE  (in Czech)

You can download the appendices (zip files) HERE.

List of appendices: Vacant site at Smetana Square (pdf presentation); Regulatory conditions including appendices.


Photo gallery

    • Indicative illustrations of the building at the site on Smetana Square were produced by Ondřej Sikula
    • Aerial view in context: source Google Earth