The Central Council of Architecture (KESA) has approved a plan for renovating the lower part of Ermou street in Athens, stretching from Kapnikarea Church to Thiseio train station.
The renovation will include the widening of sidewalks, removing temporary parking spots and the planting of a tree line next to the sidewalk.
The plan is yet to be approved by the competent councils of the Culture Ministry.
The projected cost of the project is budgeted to be 4.2 million euros and will be submitted for further approval to the Council of Modern Monuments (KSNM) and the Central Archaeological Council (KAS).
The Municipality of Athens aims to have the licensing process completed by the end of the year so that the tendering part of the project can begin in the early months of 2023.
The estimated construction time of the project is around 18 months which puts the completion date not before 2025.