Ürgüp Municipality's attempt to stop the deterioration of the Kayakapı Neighbourhood and bringing up the tourism potential of the area was only possible with a private investment company that was concerned and interested of the area. In order to restore the neighbourhood appliances were needed. Firstly new and updated geologic research was carried out in Kayakapı Neighbourhood and as a result area was excluded from the scope of the "disaster area" by Ministry of Public Works and Settlement on 20.11.2000. The urban fabric part of the area was announced as 1/1.000 scale urban protected area by the decision dated 10.02.2001 of the Cultural and Natural Heritage Preservation Board of Nevşehir. By nationalizing the private properties in this part (funded by the investor) and leasing them, the model known as "restorate – operate – transfer" was decided to be implemented. Ürgüp Municipality together with the investor company Kayakapı Tourism Investment Trade Inc. (Kayakapı Premium Caves – Cappadocia) agreed to become the partners of this historical project.

The Kayakapı Project is about conserving and restoring the historical structures within Kayakapı Neighbourhood and the surrounding natural areas in harmony, in order to make it function mainly for tourism purposes. Together with this project, the visitors will experience the old cave houses and original life of Kayakapı Neighbourhood with modern touches. The target of this investment is; by conserving and restoring a cultural / natural valued historical neighbourhood, to bring up a historical establishment at the area with high international standards.

Below are some examples of "before" and "appliance" processes:

101 - Emine Hanım Evi

 

102 - Aba Hanım Evi

 

104 - Mehmet Balcı Evi

 

105 - Çerkez Mehmet Evi

 

106 - Arabacı Köylü Mehmet Evi

 

107 - Kunduracı Fehmi Evi

 

108 - Muhittin Toker Evi

 

112 - Kunduracı Mehmet Evi

 

114 - Başer Evi

 

115 - İsmail Ağa Evi

 

118 - Şerafettin Tokat Evi

 

 

119 - Mehmet Tokat Evi

120 - Kuşçular Konağı

 

121 - Saadet Erkuş Evi

 

122 - Agah Erkuş Evi

 

123 - Sami Erkuş Evi

 

124 - Süleyman Bey Evi

 

125 - Taşçı Ömer Evi

 

126 - Halil Soğuk Evi

 

127 - Kahveci Ali Evi

 

128 - Boyacı Muhsin Evi

 

129 - Aziz Yalım Evi

 

130 - Yakup Yalım Evi

 

131 - Bekçi Aziz Evi

 

132 - Arabacı İsmail Koşar Evi

 

133 - Barutçuoğlu Evi

 

134 - Makbule Barutçuoğlu Evi

 

135 - H. Hüseyin Barutçuoğlu Evi