DreamWorks studio has commissioned a theme park franchise to be built in Nagatino lowlands in Moscow. The plan for the park in the capital’s southern district has been chosen though the social project Active Citizen vote and approved by the Moscow government. Construction begins in summer 2015 and will mostly take place in the area’s already paved territory. Investments in this project are expected to be in the range of $1 billion. The park is planned for launch in 2018.
The territory of the new theme park will span over 67 hectares (165 acres) – “two thirds of the whole area”, noted Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. The park will have a children’s fairy tale town, pedestrian embankments, a yacht school, landscape gardens, a concert hall and a skating rink. A new parking lot for over 4,700 cars is to be built in the Nagatino lowlands will as well.
The project is expected to provide 4,000 jobs. Ecologic supervision will oversee waste removal, ground disposal, marsh drainage and green beautification.
The lowlands will be connected to the transport network through the nearby Technopark metro station, currently under construction, and the future Small Railway Ring station. An additional bridge over Moscow river, connecting the park with the planned thoroughfare Pechatniki-Brateevo, is also in the works.