In the last 20 years, this public property has been abandoned by the various public administrations and it has remained empty, unused and progressively deteriorated.
In 2005, the team Recetas Urbanas together with the journalist Jesús Quintero (“the fool of the hill”) propose to another government team the reuse of the two warehouses as cultural equipment, a project that could not be performed, after two years of work and management.
Since the spring of 2010, a group of friends, collectives, architects, cultural managers, etc., meet regularly in order to propose a common project and several protocols to reactivate and revitalize these spaces of public owned.
In June of 2010 we started the meetings with J. Ignacio Zoido, at this time candidate for mayor in the elections that take place ten months later. Realizing that he would win the post and in order to verify the policies they would like to develop further, our goal was to get written commitments to ensure the sociocultural use of these buildings, the focus on the two adjoining neighbourhoods and the incorporation of professional teams to enable an immediate use and an economic way for this public property.
It was proposed the temporary use of the warehouses of San Jeronimo and their lot adjoining to:
• the improvement of the social and cultural space of the neighbourhood and of the city
• the introduction of a business breeding ground
• the recycle and the rehabilitation of a public building that was abandoned
• a general improvement of the public space
- an improvement of the image of the neighbourhood and the city
• to facilitate a space for young people with initiative and social concerns.
It would incorporate a part of the workforce for rehabilitation and adaptation of spaces by participation of the future users, apprenticeships, unemployed people in this area, etc.
The proposal consist of occupy the lot and the warehouses through second hand marine containers which will be tuned by the future users of this space; so the rehabilitation will be made according to the incorporation of economic funds and of different groups of users.