Ex sugar factory Cesena City

Localisation

State Italy
Regional (NUTS III) hierarchical level Emilia-Romagna (region of northern Italy).
District level (LAU1) Municipality of Cesena.
Municipality (LAU2) Municipality of Cesena.
Connection to traffic network - Motorway A14 Bologna-Taranto.
- Road 3 bis Tiberina (part of E45) Orte-Ravenna, that in the future will be connected to Venice with a new motorway  E55 Cesena-Mestre.
- Railway lines: Bologna-Firenze-Rimini-Ancona-Bari.
- Airport Forlì – Cesena  (19 km).
- Airport Bologna (98 km).

Main factors of successful redevelopment process

General localization: located in Cesena conurbation, an area where urban, regional and national business functions are being extensively developed, in particular referring to the fruit and vegetable market.

Specific localisation – located between the Cesena railway and the historical center.

Transport links – in proximity to Motorway A14 Bologna-Taranto. Road 3 bis Tiberina (part of E45) Orte-Ravenna, that in the future will be connected to Venice by a new motorway E55 Cesena-Mestre.

Close to Airport Forlì – Cesena  (19 km).

Brief description of site and current use

The site, formerly occupied by a sugar factory, had not been used between 1978 and 1984. Then an agreement between the Municipality of Cesena, the COOP (a supermarket chain) and a private bank supported, in 1997, the beginning of remediation activities. The area was in fact contaminated by asbestos. The area has been rehabilitated through deconstruction activities, asbestos remediation, reuse of appropriate structures and materials and construction of new infrastructures. The redevelopment process ended in 2001. The existing area is not targeted for a specific land use in fact the current land uses are the following: residential, commercial, administrative, services for public and private sector. Part of the regenerated area is also dedicated to new University spaces.

Original use – basic description

Original use Sugar factory/refinery.
Area The site is comprehended in an urban area of 23 ha between the Cesena railway and the historical center.
Type of site Industrial

Current state – basic description

Current use Multifunctional use - residential, commercial, services for public and private sector.
% of built-up area 40%
State of Environment Decontaminated
New use from 2001
Total costs 120 million EUR
Owner of site
Ex sugar factory manager. Private bank.

Contact to stakeholders

Owner of site Not available.
Local public administration http://www.comune.cesena.fc.it
Investors participating at redevelopment Not available.
GOs No NGOs involved