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Finalization and Approval of Redevelopment Design Plans

APBP Architectural Bureau specializes in preparing redevelopment design plans for any type of facility and renders services of redevelopment finalization and approval in the city of Moscow. Starting from 2005, our specialists have developed and got approvals for redevelopment design plans of facilities of various degrees of complexity. Our extensive experience allows us to guarantee the best results for each project which will be completed within the set timescale. Our main advantage is our considerable experience and perfect quality of the design documentation prepared in strict accordance with the requirements of the law. APBP will reliably get approvals for any project with any authorities.

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In 2000 – 2010, during the so-called “Luzhkov” period, the redevelopment approval procedure in Moscow was extremely complicated, confusing, and expensive как для both for residential and non-residential premises. This spawned an entire industry of redevelopment approvals. To get approval for even minor changes, it was necessary to go through a whole list of different agencies, while each and every one of them constantly introduced new prohibitions and restrictions. All attempts to simplify the process, even the radical ones, for example, the introduction of the single-window system, produced only one result – even more complexities and larger expenses.

However, with the arrival in 2010 of a new mayor Sergey Sobyanin, Moscow residents received not only a renovated Gorky Park (and 9 more parks) designed by the famous English design and planning agency LDA Design, pedestrian areas, toll parking lots but also a much-unexpected simplification of an approval procedure. A few days after taking office, Sobyanin repealed altogether one of the most agonizing requirements – the need to get an approval for outdoor units of household air conditioning systems on the face of a building (in any case, Moscow facades are mangled beyond recognition, but now, at least, there is no need to get any approvals, since the one who really needs such an approval will eventually get it, if only at a higher price). The redevelopment approval procedure has become much simpler.

Currently, in Moscow there are two sets of regulations governing the redevelopment approval procedure:

  • Regulations on redevelopment approval for residential buildings – PP-508 (Decree of the Government of Moscow No. 508-PP “On alteration and redevelopment of residential and non-residential premises in apartment buildings” of October 25, 2011)
  • Regulations on redevelopment approval for non-residential buildings – PP-432 (Decree of the Government of Moscow No. 432-PP “On the types, parameters and characteristics of land improvement facilities that do not require building permits, and types of works on altering capital construction objects and (or) their parts without affecting their construction or safety characteristics, not violating the rights of third persons and not exceeding the limiting parameters of authorized construction and renovation specified in the town-building plans for respective land plots, which do not require building permits” of August 27, 2012)li>

In accordance with the Housing Code of Russia, residential зbuildings are all buildings where there is at least one apartment (residential unit). This building is considered residential and falls under all the rules of the Russian Federation applicable to residential buildings. Buildings, where there is not a single residential unit (apartment), are non-residential. In accordance with this principle, hotels, for example, are not residential buildings. Besides, the so-called apartment hotels are also non-residential – these are premises where you can live but cannot be registered.

Relatively not so long ago, the redevelopment approval procedure for non-residential buildings became significantly simpler. In fact, there is no need to get any approvals for the premises located in non-residential buildings. Before starting any repair or construction works, it is necessary to develop design documentation following the customer’s instructions. Upon completion of the works carried out in accordance with the redevelopment design plan, it is necessary to get the new plans of the premises registered, showing the changes made, in the State Real Estate Cadastre of the City of Moscow (SREC).

Документы, The documents required for the registration of the changes in the layout of non-residential premises in Moscow SREC:

  • Documents of title for the premises
  • Technical statement on permissibility and safety of the works completed
  • Design documentation developed on the customer’s instructions

To get approval for redevelopment in a residential building, it is necessary to contact a special Moscow agency – the Inspectorate for the Supervision of Redevelopment in residential buildings governed by MOSZHILINSPEKTSIYA, which is authorized to monitor the compliance with all the rules and standards of operation of residential buildings.


To get an approval for the redevelopment of the premises located in a residential building, the following documents and intermediate approvals are required:


  Apartment Non-residential premises
Documents of title required
BTI documents required
Design documentation
  1. Technical statement on the possibility of redevelopment + redevelopment design plan (if redevelopment has not been done)
  2. Technical statement on permissibility and safety of the works completed (if redevelopment has been done)
  1. Technical statement on the possibility of redevelopment + redevelopment design plan (if redevelopment has not been done)
  2. Technical statement on permissibility and safety of the works completed (if redevelopment has been done)
Statement of EMERCOM of Russia Not required Not required
Statement of Rospotrebnadzor Not required Требуется
Statement of Moskomarkhitektura Required if the face of the building is changed (balconies, entrances, front steps, ramps, etc.)
Statement of Mosgorgeotrest Required if there are underground utility lines in the zone of redevelopment
Statement of the expert appraisal commission (authors of the building design plan) Required if load-bearing structures of the building are affected (openings, floors, and ceilings, etc.)
Asset holder Not required If necessary
Statement of the Moscow Cultural Heritage Department Required if the building is a monument of architecture
Statement of the consent of the residents of the building Required if the communal property is affected (apartment lobbies are joined, the face of the building is changed, for example, separate entrances and front steps are constructed). Exception: installation of ramps for the citizens with restricted mobility
Inspectorate for Supervision of Redevelopment in Residential Buildings (Moszhilinspektsiya) If redevelopment is to be made, a permit for redevelopment is issued. If redevelopment has already been done, a statement of completed redevelopment is issued.
Moscow City Technical Inventory Bureau required required


Additional approvals that are in some cases required:

Design documentation must be agreed with one more authority – Moskomarkhitektura (Committee for Architecture under the Government of Moscow, district department) – if the redevelopment changes affect the facades of the building.

Another additional approval must be issued by Moskomnaslediye (Committee on Protection of the Cultural and Historical Heritage of the City of Moscow, or more recently – Moscow Cultural Heritage Department, this organization, like many others, is very fond of constant renaming) if the building is a monument of architecture (i.e. included in the register of architectural monuments – the register can be found on the Moskomnaslediye website – or is located in the historical development zone of Moscow. The boundaries of historical development zones are determined by special decrees of the Government of Moscow – “On approval of regulated development zones, protection zones, on establishment of the boundaries of cultural heritage territories, borders of the zone of regulated housing development and business activities of the cultural heritage site of federal (local) importance, etc., etc.” – which are tied to a certain area (for example, within the Garden Ring, transit. Sadovoye Koltso), territory (Kamer-Kollezhsky rampart) or a specific monument of architecture (Sretensky Monastery). By the way, constant manipulations with the borders of historical development zones to solve some momentary problems and continuous emergence of new cultural heritage sites were typical of the Luzhkov period. With the new mayor of Moscow, the situation around the monuments of architecture seems to have cleared a little bit. The exact boundaries of historical development zones (borders of cultural heritage sites) are marked on the map attached to each and every decree regulating the borders.

In general, the last ten years have shown that the situation with the approval of redevelopment design plans is the following: everything is constantly being changed and renamed, sometimes getting simpler, sometimes becoming more complicated, and in the future, nothing indicates that the government will finally abandon the strict and erratic regulation of this state-important sphere – changing the location of partition walls inside residential and non-residential buildings of our city.

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