The New Pedestrian Area at Dósa Nádor Square Will be Green

As part of the New Phoenix Plan, the redevelopment of Dósa Nádor Square and Csapó Street will begin on 19th February 2020 to further expand the downtown pedestrian zone.

Photo credit: Municipality of Debrecen

When designing the redevelopment of Dósa Nádor Square and Csapó Street, the aim was to create a new community space that would be an integral part of the main square and create a much larger green space than the present one. To achieve this, the city leaders decided to develop large, coherent grass and plant areas. Thousands of shrubs will be planted and grass mats will be planted on 360 square meters. An automatic irrigation network will also be built for watering the vegetation.

Ákos Balázs, Deputy Mayor of Debrecen, said that more than 11,000 square meters will be renewed and the green space on the city’s new pedestrian area will be eight times greater than now.

At Dósa Palatine Square a special fountain will be built, benches and bicycle stand will be installed, while on the Csapó Street the flower market will be renewed with 36 flower stalls (128 sales outlets).

As of Wednesday, the area will be closed to vehicle traffic, and the municipality has set up a 300-seat parking lot to replace the 179 parking lots next to the court at Széchenyi Street. After the reconstruction, the square will become a pedestrian zone and parking will continue to be available on Széchenyi Street.

The development of the new community space costs HUF 730 million and it is part of the downtown reconstruction program, for which Debrecen has received EU funding of HUF 1.7 billion in the tender of the Operational Program for Spatial and Urban Development.

The new pedestrian zone of Debrecen will be ready for the Flower Carnival, and the statue of St. Stephen will also be inaugurated here on 20th August 2020.

In the second phase of the development program, a multi-story underground garage will be built under the Old Town Hall on Sas Street.