A local master plan for Viikinranta-Lahdenväylä connects Arabianranta to Viikki.

The local master plan for Viikinranta-Lahdenväylä area will start in January

The Viikinranta−Lahdenväylä local master plan will expand the inner city in the direction of Lahdenväylä, strengthen land use in the public transport zone of the Viikki−Malmi light rail line and safeguard the Natura values in the Vanhankaupunginlahti. Important for national public transport and freight traffic, the functionality of Lahdenväylä will be ensured while making it better adapted to the developing urban structure and reducing its harmful environmental impacts.

The local master plan complements the City Plan 2016 by indicating the city plan-level land use and traffic solutions in the surroundings of Lahdenväylä. The Supreme Administrative Court repealed some of the City Plan 2016 markings along the Lahdenväylä. The local master plan is used to re-harmonise the city plan after the disruptions due to the repealed parts. Expanding from Arabianranta to Viikki, the inner city centre is designed to be compact and multi-functional.

Public transport will be based on the Viikki-Malmi light rail line, or Viima. The local master plan ensures the implementation conditions and smooth traffic for Viima and enables new construction in its influence area. The Viima light rail line is estimated to be completed in the 2030s.

The Natura site in Vanhankaupunginlahti is an important starting point for the planning, the natural values of which will be safeguarded despite increased land use and attrition. The green network is one of the attraction factors in the area.

Along with the local master planning work, more detailed planning, such as the Central Viikki plan frame and Pihlajisto planning principles, is being carried out. The Viikki substation will get an underground connection to the national grid as part of a larger whole covering the entire energy supply system of the city. The Kumpula key city block is to have a new tram depot and circular economy block. Preparations are also made for the future needs of the wastewater treatment plant in the area.

Learn more about the participation and assessment plan

Viikinranta-Lahdenväylä participation and assessment plan will be on display from 26 January 2022 until 28 February 2022 as follows:

  • On the hel.fi/planning website.
  • At Viikki Library (Viikinkaari 11).
  • 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.

Online evening event about the Northeastern area

  • The project will be briefly presented in the New North-East Helsinki evening on 2 February 2022. Use the event link for the event programme and additional information.

Map survey carried out later in the spring

There will be no separate map survey for the residents during the participation and assessment plan’s deposit stage. The aim is to conduct in spring 2022 a joint survey with the Central Viikki plan frame and the Pihlajisto planning principle drafting to obtain a comprehensive view of the planning of the area as a whole.

Please submit your comments on the participation and assessment plan no later than 28 February 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.

You can submit your comment on the participation and assessment plan electronically at bit.ly/viikinranta-lahdenvayla-oas-palaute.

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 number: 09 310 13700, web address or by e-mail to helsinki.kirjaamo@hel.fi using the following header: Viikinranta partial city plan

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

The progress of the partial city plan and opportunities for participation will be communicated throughout the planning process.

Partial city planning stages and the participation schedule

  • January-February 2022: participation and assessment plan
  • Autumn 2023: scenarios and plan draft
  • 2024: plan proposal
  • 2025: reviewed plan proposal
Updated 27.1.2022