The New Town Plan
The area of the village of Konstantinovo possesses generous natural resources:
- varied topography of the terrain, providing magnificent views of the lake to the North and of the ancient forest of Avren to the South
- favourable microclimate and protection from strong easterly winds
- numerous small rivers and ravines, picturesquely flowing through the region and running into the lake
- preserved high and low vegetation
- clean air and soil favourable for all crops and especially for vines.
The general idea of the new Town Plan for the development of the territory of Varna to the South, on the southern shore of the lake, turns Konstantinovo into an urban area full of value, attractive for habitation and recreation. The Town Plan intends to improve the communications of the southern territories with the northern city. Using the designed new bridge the inhabitants of Konstantinovo will be able to reach the Western Industrial Zone, the airport and new shopping malls in the shortest time. They will be able to reach the holiday resorts of “Golden Sands” and “Albena” without passing through the city centre. They will be able to get on the highways “Hemus” and “Black Sea” and through them head to all directions in Bulgaria and abroad.
The Town Plan drafts to build a new road directly connecting highway “Black Sea” with Konstantinovo, as an extension to the West of the existing link to Galata neighborhood. At its intersection with the Beloslav road the construction of a main social centre of the Konstantinovo region is planned.
In perspective for the transit to the West a bypass from the South of Konstantinovo is projected. All this will relieve the existing busy road from Varna to Konstantinovo and Beloslav passing south of the lake.
Highway “Black Sea ” is part of the Trans-European Corridor No. 8, which means that from Konstantinovo you can go directly to Skopje, Durres in Albania and from there you can reach Italy and Western Europe.
The plan provides for the entire southern shore of the Varna Lake to become a resort area with marinas, fishing quays, an amusement park, a large zoo and golf courses.
According to the Town Plan, in perspective, the Konstantinovo area will be able to offer a great place for permanent and temporary habitation to 35-40 thousand inhabitants. In the centre of this essentially new residential area of Varna all necessary administrative, commercial, cultural, and sports buildings and facilities will be arranged. A specialized secondary school, intended for residents throughout the municipality is also planned.
Adjacent to the district center of Konstantinovo the arrangement of a high-tech park, which may be of regional or national significance, is proposed. The previously existing farmyard of the Co-operative Farm now provides for a modern industrial park, but only for clean production.
The Town Plan provides for full maintenance of all green areas on the territory of the village and for the reorganization of some of them into urban and regional parks and gardens. One of the most unique ideas of the Town Plan for the Konstantinovo region is the project for an ethnographic village. It is located on the southern slope of the river Konstantinovska, east from the village. In this unusually beautiful area, pastures nowadays, an ethnographic exhibition village is proposed to be built, where copies of typical houses from different regions of the country will be shown. Adjacent to the river will be placed copies of old mills, craft workshops and, of course, numerous and diverse catering and entertainment.