Construction Begins for Commercial Facility with Terrace and Lawn on Hiroshima Prefectural Government Grounds, Scheduled to Open in Spring 2025

A new relaxation spot with a lawn square and commercial facilities is planned to be constructed within the Hiroshima Prefectural Government premises in Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, with construction set to begin towards spring 2025.

Creating a New Relaxation Space in Downtown

The plan involves constructing two single-story wooden commercial buildings with canopies and terraces, along with the development of a lawn square. Here, visitors can enjoy take-out food and drinks while relaxing in the space provided. Additionally, it can serve as a place to take a break while waiting for the adjacent bus stop.

By creating a park-like relaxation space within the Hiroshima Prefectural Government premises and opening food and retail shops, a comfortable relaxation area will be established. This will lead to an increase in people casually visiting the prefectural government office, making the administrative district more accessible to the public.

Between the new commercial facilities, a north-south street called “Hiroshima Komichi (temporary name)” will be developed, connecting the lawn square with the Hiroshima Prefectural Government forest. Furthermore, the pedestrian path “Moto-Hachi Komichi (temporary name)” will be established, crossing the south wing passage of the prefectural government office, creating a continuous flow of people and vibrancy towards the redevelopment area of Hatchobori, which includes surrounding facilities such as Sogo, Motomachi Creed, and Pacela.

In the Motomachi area, the Hiroshima Gate Park opened in March last year, and the “Stadium Park,” which is integrated with the Peace Wing Hiroshima that opened in February this year, is set to open in August. Furthermore, development projects are progressing for a park at Hiroshima Castle’s Sannomaru, where historical experiences can be enjoyed.

Expectations are high for the future of the Motomachi area, which is increasingly becoming a focal point of attention.