Vartiosaari island is developed into an active recreational area as a part of the East Helsinki Culture Park.

The local master planning in Vartiosaari starts in February 2022

In accordance with the City Strategy 2021−2025, Vartiosaari is designated for recreational use. The Supreme Administrative Court repealed the City Plan 2016 markings for Vartiosaari and the local master plan for the construction of Vartiosaari. The previous City Plan 2002 designated Vartiosaari as a survey area. Now the land use will be decided by a local master plan. The island is developed into an active recreational area as a part of the East Helsinki Culture Park. The aim is to plan the recreational activities in line with the nature values in the area. The island as a whole is part of the maritime East Helsinki Culture Park, while the forests are part of the Helsinki forest network.

The protection of the villa area, which is of national value, will be promoted. The development of recreational, holiday and tourism services in Vartiosaari will be facilitated. The plan will ensure the accessibility of services on the island and consider the existing recreational routes. The aim is to protect the nature sites.

Learn more about the participation and assessment plan

The Participation and Assessment Plan (OAS) will be on display from 1 February to 11 March 2022 as follows:

  • On the https://www.hel.fi/suunnitelmat website.
  • At Laajasalo Library (Yliskylän Puistokatu 4). Due to the exceptional circumstances, please check the opening hours in advance.
  • Urban Environment Division’s customer service is available by phone on 09 310 22111 and online. The visiting address of the customer service is Työpajankatu 8. Due to the exceptional circumstances, please check the opening hours of the customer service point.
  • Material related to the planning will be updated to the Helsinki Map Service.

Participate in residents’ evening online

  •  New Southeastern Helsinki online event on 2 March 2022 presents the participation and assessment plan of the Vartiosaari partial city plan in brief.
     
  • Online resident event about the Vartiosaari partial city plan on Wednesday 9 March from 17:00–18:30. You can join the Teams meeting starting at 16:50 by typing bit.ly/vartiosaari-oyk in the web browser address field. The event will begin at 17:00 and end at 18:30. You can participate using the web browser without downloading the Teams application to your device.

Please submit your comments on the participation and assessment plan and the preparatory materials no later than 11 March 2022. Those who have provided their e-mail or postal address in connection with the comments will receive a notice of the decision of the Urban Environment Committee.

Written comments are submitted to the following address: City of Helsinki, Registrar’s Office, P.O. Box 10, 00099 City of Helsinki (visiting address: City Hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11–13, telephone: 09 310 13700, web address:
https://www.hel.fi/helsinki/en/administration/administration/registrars) or by e-mail to helsinki.kirjaamo@hel.fi using the following header: “Vartiosaari partial city plan”.

Comments can also be presented directly to the planner. An appointment must be agreed on in advance.

Partial city planning stages and the participation schedule

  • The participation and assessment plan and preparatory materials to the plan are on deposit from 1 February until 11 March 2022
  • New Southeastern Helsinki online event on 2 March 2022 with a brief presentation of the Vartiosaari partial city plan
  • Online resident event about the Vartiosaari partial city plan on Wednesday 9 March from 17:00–18:30
  • Turn of the year 2022–2023: plan draft on deposit
  • Autumn 2023: plan proposal on deposit
Updated 28.3.2022