The Executive Commission of the Consortium of the City of Toledo has approved the extension by 100,000 euros of the ordinary call for aid for the rehabilitation of homes for residents in the Historic District, which represents an increase of 12.5 percent, until reaching the €900,000.
This decision is adopted after the success of the call for this year, when a total of 146 applications for aid have been processed in just two months, above the 142 received in 2021.
«The philosophy of the call is to meet all the requests submitted, so the objective of the Consortium with this increase in the item is to avoid, within the existing budget margin, a very marked reduction in the final subsidy percentages to be granted to applicants of the aid, which annually is around 30 percent", this organization has reported in a press release.
In addition, the increase of 100,000 euros is also intended to respond to the general increase in the cost of works due to the increase in the price of materials that the Ministry of Development has set at 12.5 percent in 2021 and that is estimated by above 22 percent in 2022.
The Executive Commission has also approved the resolution to grant subsidies in kind for the rehabilitation of buildings in the Historic Center of Toledo, specifically it gave the go-ahead to four files, specifically in Taller del Moro street, Nuncio Viejo street, alley of San José and Calle Recoletos with works worth 300,000 euros.
Likewise, the Executive Commission has agreed to make the last Roman archaeological remains recently found in the semi-basement of the Navarro Ledesma residential building number 2 open to the public.
The action will consist of the creation of a walkable glass platform at the height of the original floor for the correct visualization of the archaeological remains. The platform will be accessed by means of a metal staircase and the installation of specific lighting is also planned to enhance the findings, in line with the interventions carried out by the Consortium in the environment.
The decision is taken considering that the power of the archaeological remains found has exceeded the initial forecast. Therefore, the purpose of the project is to structurally secure the load-bearing walls that have been stripped by the excavation of the basement and protect the archaeological remains while making them safe to visit.
The work necessary to achieve the two previous objectives will not entail an increase in the budget, since an initial item planned to channel the wiring will not be executed and will be used to carry out the necessary intervention for the visit.
What is extended by one month is the term of execution of the works, which was initially set at six months, so the objective is that the visits can be made after the summer.