2020. Preserving the historical appearance of St. Petersburg
In 2020, a litigation between the residents of St. Petersburg and the developer, who planned the demolition of a historic three-story building on Ropshinskaya Street and the construction of a new residential building on this site, ended.
This was opposed by local residents and city rights activists from the All-Russian Society for the Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments.
The specialists of the Law Firm “AAG Legal” provided legal assistance to local residents in this dispute.
The cadastral records, the positive conclusion of the Committee for the Protection of Monuments (KGIOP) and the building permit were challenged in court.
By the decision of the Kuibyshevsky District Court of the city of St. Petersburg, the citizens’ claims were satisfied, while the court ruled to correct the cadastral error by indicating the date of construction of the building in 1895, determined on the basis of archival documents.
In July 2019, the Judicial Collegium for Administrative Cases of the St. Petersburg City Court rejected the appeals of the developer and authorities (KGIOP, the Cadastral Chamber and the cadastral engineer), which also disagreed with the decision of the court of first instance.
In March 2020, the Judicial Collegium for Administrative Cases of the Third General Jurisdiction Court of Cassation dismissed the developer’s cassation appeal against the judicial acts held in the case.
As a result, a historic building in the center of St. Petersburg was saved.