Plzeň residents vote no to shopping centre in city’s first referendum

The people of Plzeň have voted against the construction of a retail and office complex in the first ever referendum in the West Bohemian city. An investor plans to build a large centre named Corso Americká on the former site of a house of culture on Americká St., the city’s main boulevard. Some 27 percent of eligible voters took part in the binding poll, which obliges the Plzeň authorities to use all legal means possible to block the construction.

Author: Ian Willoughby