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  • Seoul Forest to Expand after the Relocation of Ready-mixed Concrete Factory in Seongsu-dong

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  • Seoul Forest to Expand after the Relocation of Ready-mixed Concrete Factory in Seongsu-dong

    The Sampyo Ready-mixed Concrete Factory in Seongsu-dong will be relocated and the current site will be demolished on July 2022, 45 years after its opening in 1977. The 27,828 m2 property on which the factory is built will become a park, realizing the completion of the original plan for the Seoul Forest. At the initial stage of planning, the Seoul Forest was conceived to encompass an area of 610,000 m2. Due to the failure to include the Sampyo Ready-mixed Concrete Factory site, however, the forest shrank in size to 2/3 of the original area.

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) plans to establish and announce a detailed plan for turning the factory site into a park by the end of 2017. In order to create a space that will play an important role in shaping the future of Seoul, the SMG will establish a comprehensive aerial plan that incorporates the surrounding facilities and sites that are not being well-utilized.

    The Sampyo Ready-mixed Concrete Factory site, which was considered for utilization a number of times, somehow never made past the discussion stage. In 1998, it was considered as the relocation site of the new SMG building and in 2004, there was a failed attempt to include the site in the Seoul Forest.

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