In the central area of the city of Lviv there were 15 passages, and only three of
them maintained their initial function, while the rest ceased to exist despite preservation of
65-70% of space planning structure of quarters. Given due disclosure of this issue, alongside
with the prospects for developing these premises, conditions of formation and establishment
of the passages, and their spatial interaction, a significant part of urban space may be
reintegrated into the city’s cultural public sector by means of revalorization, since, as a rule,
most passages were located on the transit routes between active social life clusters, and
restoration of such facilities would balance and arrange human flows in the city centre by
taking part of the human flow from the overcrowded streets into spacious passages with
internal quarters, and this, in its turn, addresses the issue of preserving valuable city
buildings constructed on the cusp of the ХІХth and ХХth centuries. Some other positive
aspects of developing the passages in the central part of the city consist in balancing and
diversifying public services, including passages into the already existing tour itineraries,
drawing more taxes into the city treasury, establishing new, or rather restoring the decayed
cultural centres of the city.

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