A Macedonian wants to build a hotel in the center of Kyustendil, on Moritz Levi Street, near the Roman Baths, which are an architectural and building monument of culture of national importance since 1968. Mitko Tosevski’s property with identification number 41112.503.755 coincides with the plot at #13.
The proposal, submitted to the Basin Directorate “West White Sea Region” and to RIOSV – Sofia, is for the construction of an aparthotel with a restaurant and a spa center with a swimming pool. The project is for a 5-story building and a pool with mineral water, which will be mixed with potable water using a manual thermomixer. The investor has calculated that he will need 2160 cubic meters of water per year.
“Kyustendilska voda” EAD has already agreed that the site’s water supply will be carried out from the existing street water supply, and that the waste water will be discharged into an existing inspection shaft of the street sewer.
The property falls into the III belt of a sanitary protection zone around the mineral water sources of the “Kyustendil” mineral water deposit, but this is not an obstacle for its development. It also does not fall into areas with a significant potential risk of flooding, approved by Order No. RD-746/01.10.2013 of the Minister of Environment and Water.
In order to implement the investment proposal, the eco-inspection asks M. Toshevsky to go through the procedure for obtaining a permit for the use of mineral water, which is issued by the mayor of the relevant municipality after consultation with the director of the BDZBR regarding the parameters of water abstraction.
In 2011, the “Kyustendil” mineral water deposit was given free of charge for management and use for a period of 25 years to the Municipality. The technically possible flow rate of the water catchment facilities is 23.14 l/sec.
The new investment is in line with the general plan of Kyustendil residents to make their city a preferred spa destination and center of balneotherapy in this part of the country. Last year, for example, the two most representative hotels of Kyustendil – the five-star Strimon Garden Medical Spa and the four-star Park Hotel Kyustendil – became the property of Latvian Andrejs Chlaidze. He bought the first hotel from the son of the president Georgi Parvanov and the sister of BSP politician Kiril Dobrev, and a month later he also acquired the municipal “Park Hotel Kyustendil” for BGN 7,045 million.
Ivaylo Parvanov and Mariyana Dobreva held the hotel for 5 years, after paying BGN 207,000 in cash and assuming obligations for over BGN 3 million, but it was never made clear how much they resold it to Chlaidze.