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Brownfield Brownfield

Former cotton warehouse redevelopment

Via Volta snc - 20017 - Rho (MI)

  • Property
  • Total GFA
    1.890 m²
  • Reference sector
Property Public
Total GFA 1.890 m²
Buildable area 3.340 m²
Details on size of the area and the buildings floor area 1,890 m2: storage
Reference sector Industrial
Urban planning constraints The property is partially involved in the obligation zone for the purpose of hydraulic policy for the Bozzente River and, in a tiny part, in the railway buffer zone
Remediation Occured In case of interest, further detailed documentation is available
Digital infrastructure Connection in fibre optic, Wi-Fi coverage nearby (see detail and costs indicated in art. 7 of the report)
No. of structures present 1
Year of construction early 1900s
Preservation or maintenance status To be redeveloped
Brief description Typical early 1900s warehouse in a recently restored industrial archaeological context (food supermarket and hotel) has been disused for some time. The weight-bearing structure in reinforced cement and panels in plastered lattice; excellent restoration opportunity for a multifunctional hub principally designated for young people of university age, in synergy with the post-EXPO development of the area. Its industrial type lends itself to flexible and high-tech solutions with strong appeal. Possible distribution developed on three aboveground levels suitable for hosting hospitality-hotel activities for youth and student targets, covered parking spaces, public services intermixed with economic activities producing goods and services (see more details in annexed report)
Energy performance Current property not equipped with systems - energy class not determined
Features and equipment Public parking facing the building
Type of operation Redevelopment
Investment type Location
Key opportunities
Strategic location
Building is in a strategic location in terms of the city centre and local services
Accessibility to infrastructure and services
Near to the main infrastructure networks and local public transport. Area connected to the FIERAMILANO Exhibition Hub, the EXPO 2015 site, to SS Sempione and SS Rho - Monza, the Milan ring roads, and autostrada A4 and A8
Versatility and ease of development
Area in an archaeological industrial context already subject to recovery operations in recent years; flexibility in terms of redevelopment operations
Sectors favoured for an investment Hospitality, artisan services, provision of foods and beverages, social functions
Investments not permitted Logistics
toll station
A4 - Rho-Ghisolfa
3 km

Strada Statale 33 Sempione
2 km

Tangenziale Milano
2 km

railway station
Stazione Ferroviaria FS Rho centro (linee Milano-Varese e Milano-Novara) - (MI)
< 1 km

Aeroporto di Linate (MI)
35 km
Aeroporto Internazionale Malpensa (MI)
34 km
Semplification commitments
  • Guarantees that the Action Plan presented by the company is adopted by the City Council in less than 90 days from the date the request was registered.
  • Releases, upon a complete request being made, a Planning Permission in less than 60 days from the request.
  • Ensures an online 'front office' service or a dedicated section in the municipality's portal where investors or potential investors can find all useful information.
  • Uses and implements the 'electronic desk'.
  • Uses the SUAP [single contact point for productive activity] for proper additions to the Electronic Company File.
  • Guarantees a training course for the SUAP operators.
  • Participates in training programs related to the Electronic Company File.
Economic and fiscal incentives
  • Declares in advance all the urban planning and construction expenses, making sure not to introduce additional expenses.
  • Provides for an IMU [municipal property tax] + TASI [municipal tax on community services] tax rate exemption for the identified areas.
  • Provides a TARI [waste disposal tax] exemption for the first two years.
  • Reduces the primary and secondary land development expenses by 20%.
  • Reduces the qualitative standard and any expenses needed to change designation of use by 20%.
Promotional activities and assistance to investors
  • Provides preliminary consulting services and support to companies in the presentation and implementation of their projects, with the issuance of written opinions if requested in the proposal.
  • Holds regular meetings to solve any problems with the investment process and to provide support regarding methods for payment of local taxes.