Plans to build Estonia's largest shopping center have been given the green light, reports Eesti Päevaleht.
The Tallinn city government approved on Wednesday. Dec. 4 plans that gives owners of the Tallink shipping company rights to build the center in the Lasnamäe city district .
Deputy mayor of Tallinn Taavi Aas said the center has 144,000 m2 of commercial space and 22,500 m2 of space for entertainment planned. The center would have six floors and one underground floor, 2,215 parking spaces, a height of 35 meters while amusement park elements would reach the height of 41 meters.
Original plans for the shopping center date back to 2004. Previous plans included the construction of a ski slope and skiing tunnel.
The center was estimated to bring a million tourists a year to Estonia. The project was approved by the city district in 2007 but then the economic recession came and the development was suspended.