About the Project


Location: Balaklava, Sevastopol, Crimea

Vision: rebirth of Balaklava region, creation of a sustainable national resort destination.

Idea: 750 hectare brownfield site redevelopment, based on the principles of green development, innovative engineering solutions and remediation techniques.  

Four independent & complimentary sites - Tavros, Kadykoy, Psilerahy and Gasfort - form the Balaklava Green project, connecting the individual pieces and functions into one extraordinary Vision.

Social Contribution: construction of a wastewater treatment plant and renovation of the engineering infrastructure of Balaklava city and region.


Project Implementation Period:

7 to 15 years.

Distances to:

Central railway and bus stations (to be constructed) – 5.5 km

Belbek Airport – 24 km

Simferopol Airport - 110 km

The city of Sevastopol – 15 km

Project Development History

2008-2009 Smart Holding has made a decision to estimate the potential and possibilities for redevelopment of territories hold by the Balaklava Mining Company. Stokman Ltd. has developed the Project concept, vision and strategy.

2009 Project concept was presented to and discussed with the authorities and the public for the first time.

2010 Project has earned the status of a "National", and as such receives support at all the levels of the local and national authorities.

2011 Start of preparation and site planning works connected with design and planning decisions.

Key Planning Principles. The Balaklava Green Resort is intended to:

1. Develop Balaklava into a world renowned Coastal Resort Village.

2. Utilize the spectacular landscape and pleasant climate to its fullest potential to emphasize the existing environmental virtues of the place, while reclaiming and enhancing the natural beauty of the place.

3. Create powerful anchor clusters and distinct districts attracting visitors and residents to all areas of the sites that promise a wonderful family experience.

4. Offer variety, magic, surprises and critical mass to enhance experiential quality.

5. Create synergy between the various commercial, cultural, recreational, residential and educational facilities.

6. Create a sustainable environment that offers an exciting service diversity and edutainment value.

7. Integrate various modes of alternative means of transportation to promote an exciting green development & circulation strategy that encourages bicycling, walking, horseback riding.

8. Develop an exciting green space network that weaves all project components gently into a terraced park – site specific landscape will enhance and engage the existing terrain, while building design will merge internal facilities with the landscape to create unique exhibit environments that blend with nature.

9. Integrate and connect the existing village assets like the Navy Museum, the Church of the 12 Apostles, and the Genoese Castle of the 14th century into the resort development master planning strategies.

10. Be fully functional and embody vibrant energy 365 days a year.