“By 2039 at the latest, the entire area should be tidied up, backfilled and ready for handover to technology parks and also as an intermediate corridor,” – said the managing director of OÜ Paekivitoodete Tehase Kuldar Õunapuu.
“This is a unique quarry both in Europe and around the world – 176 hectares of quarries are located within the capital of the country”, – the director Õunapuu pointed to the nearby apartment buildings. “In addition, production, recycling of Soviet-era residues and reorganization of the quarry area take place here at the same time.”
The useful rock stock of the deposit will only last for another 5-7 years; recyclable materials will last for 15 years. “Then the whole area, i.e., 176 hectares, will be filled up to the level of St. Petersburg road and given to the city of Tallinn,”- the executive director Kuldar Õunapuu explained. In the restored areas, it is possible to build industrial buildings on piles with a height of up to 3 floors, along the St. Petersburg highway – high-rise buildings with 3-story underground parking.