Best in Parking realizes major project in Rijeka


1,000 parking spaces, a modern bus terminal and generous areas for retail and commercial use. With the Žabica project, Best in Parking is realizing a trend-setting modern city hub in the Croatian port city.

Vienna/Rijeka, 24 October 2022. As a leading developer, owner and operator of parking and mobility infrastructure in Central and South-Eastern Europe, Best in Parking is realizing an important infrastructure project in the Croatian port city of Rijeka. This development is enabling a comprehensive transformation process of the city center, the seafront and the famous “Molo Longo” area. The construction of the new, architecturally accentuating, mixed-use project will enable the car-free redevelopment of the Žabica Square and the sea promenade. In the future, around 1,000 parking spaces, an efficient bus terminal for local and long-distance traffic and more than 10,000 m2 of retail and commercial space will be created on the former railway station site in the middle of the city centre. In the course of the implementation of the project, great importance is attached to sustainable architecture and execution, such as the use of resource-saving and durable building materials and the equipping of the garage with e-charging stations as the "gas station of the future" and a photovoltaic plant.
The contracts with the city of Rijeka have already been signed, the well-known Croatian architectural firm 3LHD has been commissioned with the planning. Start of construction is scheduled for the end of 2023.
"The Žabica project is our fifth location in Rijeka. We are sustainably improving the quality of life in Rijeka through the relocation of the existing bus terminal, combined with the urban redesign of the Žabica Square, as well as the surface parking spaces along the "Riva Zone". Valuable inner-city space that was previously used for car parking will be transformed to attractive open spaces, which brings further growth to the already flourishing tourism industry and supports the city of Rijeka on its way to becoming a Smart and Climate Active City," emphasises Johann Breiteneder, CEO of Best in Parking AG, adding that with this project Best in Parking is further expanding its position as the market leader in parking operations in Croatia.