Component Master Plan of Finnoo
The Component Master Plan of Finnoo specifies land use for the master plan survey area in the southern parts of Espoo and for possible changes to the master plan. The area will be developed into an urban residential area that unifies the community structure and utilises public transport.
Various arrangements for developing the Finnoo area have been explored over the years. The functional and land use-related vision was prepared jointly for the Finnoo and Kaitaa areas in 2011. A public international idea competition was held for the planning of the Finnoonsatama area in 2012, and an assessment of the impacts of the dredging, filling and dumping activities was prepared in accordance with the Act on the Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure. The assessment was completed in 2014. In the component master planning of the Finnoo area, the key starting point was the Board's decision to move the Espoo water treatment plant from Suomenoja to Blominmäki. The total size of the Finnoo development area is approximately 300 hectares.
After the proposal phase, the Finnoo area has been divided into two plan areas. The northern part will retain the plan title “Component Master Plan of Finnoo”. The southern portion has been named the “Component Master Plan of Finnoonsatama”.
The Component Master Plan of Finnoo specifies land use for the master plan survey area in the southern parts of Espoo and for possible changes to the master plan. The planning area is approximately 190 hectares in size and located in a central location between the Espoonlahti and Matinkylä urban centres, slightly closer to Matinkylä. The planning area is separated from Matinkylä by the Suomenojanlaakso valley, which is a regionally significant recreational and ecological area connecting the seashore with the Central Park. The Finnoon allas wetland area is also located in the southern part of the valley. The northern part of the planning area features an employment area consisting mainly of industrial buildings from the 1970s. A bus depot is also located in the employment area.
A metro line and station will be constructed in the district, which will be developed into an urban residential area that unifies the community structure and utilises public transport The recreational and conservation values of the area will be secured. In the central area, the aim is to implement a more urban style of construction, and the densest areas will be located in the immediate vicinity of the metro centre. The metro connects Finnoo to the regional and national railway traffic network. The Länsibaana bicycle and pedestrian route also runs through Finnoo.
The area is primarily owned by the City of Espoo. The power plant property belongs to Fortum Power and Heat Oy. In addition to this, some of the properties in the employment and residential area are privately owned.
The Board approved the Component Master Plan of Finnoo on 17 October 2016.
The official planning map is available at the City Survey Department’s customer service.