Reggio, Bevacqua middle school closed for a decade, vandalized and now awaiting demolition

A few years ago he had decided to procure it for to cure his titulo occupation then Reggio Calabria Municipalityaccounts in hand, he changed his mind by choosing it back to the private owner of a country (about six thousand five hundred square meters) which he has illegally held for over half a century.

In fact, it was not of that land at the time the expropriation was completed is it acute occupation to build the school, which was then completed in 1974, which within two years should have been transformed into full ownership with payment of the associated surcharge, as the procedure was never completed, it eventually became an unjustified profession. Here’s what’s behind it Salvatore Bevacqua School (unforgettable professor of mathematics and geometric design and also director of the old Regia industrial school in Reggio in the early twentieth century), closed ten years ago due to various structural issues that compromised usability, and over time vandalized and left to neglect, in the area by Modena San Giorgio Extra, in Reggio Calabria.

The Government’s decision in 2018

Although already in 2018 an administrative judgment reached the second degree has sentenced the municipality to return the unnamed occupied landprofiling of the alternative to the remedial acquisition, after almost four years, the issue is still unresolved and the school is still in decline. However, a recent decision by the Commissioner ad acta appointed by the prefecture (as ordered by the judge in the judgment) traces a hopefully decisive path that goes in the direction of demolition of the school building for the purpose of returning the land to the private owner.

Amount from residual mortgage to pay for the demolition

A few weeks ago, the ad acta commissioner appointed by the prefecture with the municipal council’s powers to fully implement the Government’s sentence, pkt. IV, of 18 May 2018, n. 3009/2018, after already approving the final / executing project of the work called “Demolition of the former Bevacqua middle school building”, for a total amount of EUR 1,700,000, approved by resolution number 120 of 21 June 2022, a new list of mortgages contracted with Cassa Depostiti e Prestiti for which different uses of the residual products are to be requested;. All this to find cover for the demolition intervention e.g. not to affect the municipal budget. These are balances of Muti, which Reggio Municipality has agreed on work performed, which has resulted in savings. Once credit these amountsyou can continue with publication of tenders for demolition.

From the intention to acquire and heal to the renunciation

After oneoriginal intention to heal finally carry out the expropriation and pay the associated compensation calculated over the five years prior to the filing of the complaint – the intention was formalized a few years ago with a decree which, however Does not had adequately funded coverage – The municipality itself had realized that it was not able to bear the costs of the healing acquisition they wanted exceeded five million euros including interest (according to Article 42a of Presidential Decree 327/2001). Therefore he gave up the land and therefore also the dilapidated school, meanwhile vandalism, marked by neglect and abandonment and which would therefore have demandedadditional financial investment for adaptation and restructuringequivalent to about six million euros.

Reggio Municipality thus chose to get the land back, which, however, can only take place after the demolition of the school and with an expense equal to not even two million euros, therefore lower. For an institution like the one in Reggio Calabria, in repayment plan, the comparison between the two costs, two million with the addition of about three hundred thousand euros in employment allowances compared to over ten million – was decisive in the choice of how the judgment was to be executed. This is the synthetic image of the land where the school stands, today a mirror of decay and a container of uncultivated vegetation and waste. A school that the Municipality had intended to recover, and which in 2015 it had also paid for a study for consolidation. Then the difference of several million euros and the economic reasons prevailed over the interest in saving one school now ghost and in decline and which in any case should have been rebuilt now.

Part of onemuch larger private area which reaches up toabandoned and once beautiful Villa Guarna overlooking Sbarre Centrali, il land that was never completely expropriated over fifty years ago relates to the extension of 17 thousand square meters. On over six thousand five hundred square meters, the Municipality has built the school and beyond the remaining eleven thousand delegates of Aterp, at the time Iacp, to carry out the expropriation to build almost a hundred social housing units. Even thatexpropriation has not been completed but in this case it is accommodation still inhabited today, the procedure regarding healing acquisition continues and it is now still on it.

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