For quite a long time now, local residents have been presenting their proposals to improve the gardens, which are more popularly known as Mas Ravetllat. According to city authorities, the project also will make improvements to the areas adjacent to the Ravetllat-Pla building and the lane of Torrent d'en Melis. The renovated space, which will occupy an area of 3.6 hectares, will be added to the 16.9 hectares of grounds already completed. The enhancements to these gardens began when Ada Colau was inaugurated as mayor of Barcelona.
City authorities expect to initiate the new project in May of 2018. The authorities plan to carry out minimal urbanization inside the gardens, although new alleyways and small recreational zones on the grounds are being considered. The gardens will be closed at night.
Ravetllat-Pla Gardens form part of a private estate ensemble that was built in the 1930’s and bears the same name. These buildings were constructed in the Neo-classical style and bear a Neo-baroque façade. This estate, created by the famous architect Adolf Florensa, is located on Mare de Déu de Montserrat Avenue. It is comprised of a palace that originally was designed as a pharmaceutical laboratory for doctor Ramón Pla and veterinarian and bacteriologist Joaquin Ravetllat.