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Project „Four Palms“ reached the final stage of evaluation

On May 15 2020, the City of Split received positive administrative verification notice from Central Finance and Contracting Agency (Croatian abbrev. SAFU) for the project of reconstruction of brownfield location known under the name “Four Palms” (Croatian: “Četiri palme”). The notice implies eligibility of the applicant, project activities and expenses, which furthers the application to the next stage – quality control.

According to the granting procedures of non-refundable EU funds, the application has reached the final stage – quality control – that is under the authority of City’s Integrated Territorial Investments (ITI) intermediary body.

According to the Notice, total amount of eligible expenses sums up to HRK 9.998.704,00 while non-refundable EU funds sums up to HRK 4.464.010,00, i.e. the contribution of EU funds is 44,6%.

Split Development Agency – RaST has been working on preparation of the application and applied the project to the ITI Call “Brownfield in the Urban agglomeration of the City of Split” which opened in February of 2020. During this process, RaST received administrative support from City’s Department for International and EU Projects, Department for Construction and Management of Development Projects, Administrative Department for Social Welfare, Health Care and Demography. During project’s preparation, RaST received valuable inputs from Children’s Home Maestral as well.

It is worth to emphasize that City of Split has already undertaken necessary initial steps as initiated public procurement procedure on May 19 for the works of the reconstruction of the object.

Project activities aim at the reconstruction of neglected building, which will house eight new residential units. Six studios and one three-bedroom apartment are intended to be used by former wards of the Children’s Home Maestral who, at the age of 21, are legally bound to vacate the premises of the Home, and often do not have secured home or any further accommodation. The remaining part of the new object will offer nine rooms with 16 beds to parents/guardians whose children are receiving treatment and rehabilitating in Split Clinical Hospital Center.