Development area located on the north-western outskirts of Milan, consisting of a former military depot and stores (Magazzini di Baggio) and an area of uncultivated land known as Piazza D'armi. The regeneration initiative, envisaging the construction of a new area of buildings for residential, service sector and commercial use, is one of the city’s most significant redevelopment projects.
The property complex, built in the 1930s, consists of 38 military warehouses/stores known as “Magazzini di Baggio”, now disused. It covers 23,954 m² GFA, and uncultivated land known as Piazza d’Armi, which extends for a total land area of 416,150 m². The rectangular development area lies between Via della Rovere, Via Olivieri, Via delle Forze Armate and Via Cardinale Tosi and is made up of two separate portions forming a single individual share of an authorised plot. The redevelopment initiative (included in the Urban Development Plan PGT as “Urban Conversion Area 8A – Piazza d’Armi”), to be implemented by means of approval of a Development Plan, allows the creation of 291,300 m² of GFA, of which 249,300 residential, 24,500 m² commercial and 17,500 m² service sector-private services.
The complex is on the outskirts of Milan (1,337,155 inhabitants), north-west of the city centre, in the Baggio district. The zone is predominantly for residential and service sector use, with public and private amenities and commercial enterprises, as well as public facilities such as Borromeo Hospital, Baggio Military Hospital, Parco delle Cave, Bosco in Città, Parco di Trenno and Parco di Baggio, the main urban parks in the municipality. The zone in which the area lies is well served by over-ground public transport and by line 1 of the underground (Inganni stop 850 m away), Milano Porta Garibaldi station is approximately 7 km away, whilst the Centrale station is around 10 km away. Access to the area using private transport is guaranteed by local roads and proximity to the Milan Western Bypass (3.5 km away).