Milan initiate cleaning in San Francesco area amid drug-dealing problems

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan have initiated the cleaning process in the San Francesco area, with fences to be put up around their land as well, and the project is thus advancing fast. Next week, as several reports claim, the Program Agreement will also commence. 

Yesterday, it was confirmed that Milan have purchased additional land in the San Francesco area, where they will be able to host more parking spaces. As a result, the project now has a total surface area of ​​approximately 660,000m².

As reported by Il Cittadino and MilanNews today, Milan have initiated the process of cleaning up the San Francesco area, which is currently in a state of degradation. Local authorities are also involved in this as fences will also be put up to ensure the safety of the area.

It might sound dramatic, but the area has been a go-to spot for many drug dealers and addicts in the last few years and Milan want to get rid of this. In addition to the cleaning process, another positive update is that the Program Agreement will be launched by the San Donato council next week.

The council already has the letter for the Lombardy region ready, with Milan taking great steps forward. Although the Program Agreement will take some time (around 18 months), seeing as it involves a lot of different institutions, Milan fans should still be very happy about this.

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  1. Why is the mayor so upset with the team then? Milan is giving back to the community and helping an area that needed investment. It’s a win win.

    1. San Donato Milanese, despite the name, is not in Milano. Different city, different mayor. Sala the Milano mayor is upset with AC Milan for leaving San Siro which is within Milano’s city limits, but the mayor of San Donato is very happy with AC Milan.

        1. No. San Donato is a different city, just south of Milano. It is, though, the last stop in one of Milano’s subway lines. The one downside I see is that the San Donato subway station is more distant to the proposed site of the new stadium, than the short, walkable distance between the San Siro subway station and the San Siro stadium so the new stadium will be less convenient for fans who take the subway to the games. On the other hand, parking spots will apparently be more numerous in the new stadium, but not everybody owns a car or finds that it’s convenient to drive to the games when 75,000 people are in attendance. I’m a little worried about that because I usually take the subway to San Siro.

          1. It is not part of Milan (the city) but part of Milan (the province). Note that the name of the province is “Metropolitan City of Milan”, it cover both Milan (the city), San Donato, and other comunes.

        2. There are 2 Milan:
          • City of Milan (comune) which is led by a Mayor.
          • Metropolitan City of Milan (province) which is led by a Metropolitan Mayor.

          San Donato is not part of the City of Milan as they are both comune which has their own Mayor. Both of them are comunes of Metropolitan City of Milan.

          Sala is both the Mayor of Milan and the Metropolitan Mayor of Milan but he is not Mayor of San Donato.

  2. It is part of Milan Metropolitan but nor part of Milan City. Different juristiction, also diagonaly on the other side.

    I would say good for Milan

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