In the first month of 2009, 248 construction projects that anticipate starting of new construction, reconstruction, renovation and engineering works were approved and accepted by the Riga City Construction Board.
In January the Riga City Construction Board received 111 confirmation cards to perform the simplified renovation or reconstruction works and issued 71 construction permits. The Riga City Construction Inspection commissioned 62 objects.
In January 248 construction projects were approved and accepted by the Riga City Construction Board, which is 6% less than last January. The largest amount of the approved and accepted construction and engineering projects in the first month of the year was: in the Latgale Urban District – 62 approved projects, in Zemgale and Vidzeme Urban Districts – 44 projects each, in the Northern Region – 44, in Kurzeme Region – 35 and in the Central Region – 19 construction and engineering communication projects.
The largest approved and accepted construction projects in January are: improvement, water supply and sewerage of the Vakarbuļļi swimming venue, and improvement of the Ķīšezers embankment on Ezermalas iela; the multifunctional business complex Symbiotic Tower at Balasta dambis 1; the multi-storey residential building on Strautu iela 24a; the Augusta shopping centre on Dombrovska iela; the shopping centre at Mārupes iela 10a; the Maxima X shop on Ulbrokas iela; reconstruction of the multi-storey block of flats at Aleksandra Čaka iela 105, as well as other construction projects.
The new construction projects approved at the sketch stage are: the Rumbula residential district on Maskavas iela; the office building on Dārzciema iela; the multi-storey multifunctional house at Lubānas iela 37; the IKI shopping centre at Prūšu iela 2; the Supernetto SIA shopping centre at Prūšu iela 2b; reconstruction of the residential building and construction of a block of flats at Matīsa iela 133/135 and other projects.
In January the Riga City Construction Board received 111 confirmation cards to perform simplified renovation/ reconstruction works, which is 37% less than in January 2008.
In January the Riga City Construction Board issued 71 construction permits, which is 34% more than last January: in Latgale Urban District – 9, in the Northern Region –12, in Vidzeme Urban District – 11, in Zemgale Urban District – 6, in the Central Region – 1 and in Kurzeme Region – 6. 26 construction permits were issued for arranging engineering networks.
In January 62 construction objects were commissioned in Riga, which is 39% less than last January. The largest amount of commissioned objects was in the Latgale Urban District – 12 and the Northern Region –10, in the Vidzeme and Zemgale Urban Districts – 7, and in the Kurzeme and Central Regions – 6 construction objects and engineering networks – 14.
In the first month of the year the following objects were commissioned: construction of office buildings at Gunāra Astras iela 1C with the total area of 11 485.8 m² and Brīvības gatve 410 with the total area of 2 855.2 m²; renovation of the complex of shopping, office and residential buildings at Muitas iela 1 with the total area of 3 428 m²; the multi-storeyed residential and office building at Martas iela 7; the block of flats at J.Asara iela 9 and other objects.
According to the currently available information on non-observation of the construction regulations, i.e. starting the unauthorized construction and deviations from the approved projects, 10 administrative protocols were drawn in January. The Administrative Commission has imposed fines in the amount of LVL 50 – 1 000. The total amount of claimed fines for the committed violations is LVL 3 350.
The largest fine in the amount of LVL 1 000 has been imposed on NORDIC Tekstils SIA for transformation of the production warehouse into the warehouse-office building.
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