In March 2009, 218 construction projects that anticipate starting of new construction, reconstruction, renovation and engineering works have been approved and accepted by the Riga City Construction Board. In March the Riga City Construction Board received 116 confirmation cards to perform simplified renovation or reconstruction and issued 118 construction permits.
The Riga City Construction Inspection has commissioned 98 objects.
In March 218 construction projects were approved and accepted by the Riga City Construction Board, which is 28% fewer than last March. Most approved and accepted construction and engineering projects were in Zemgale Urban District namely 58, in Latgale Urban District – 42, in Vidzeme Urban District – 37, in the Kurzeme Region – 37, in the Northern Region – 30 and in the Central Region – 14 construction and engineering communication projects.
The largest construction projects approved and accepted by the Riga City Construction Board in March are the following: the block of flats on Turaidas iela; renovation of the 1st and 2nd buildings of the Ministry of Defence at Krišjāņa Valdemāra iela 10/12; gas supply to the Spice office premises on Remtes iela; the 1st stage of reconstruction of the 2nd trolleybus park building at Jelgavas iela 37; reconstruction of the warehouse and gastronomy shop at Lubānas iela 84 and Lubānas iela 86a; construction of the pedestrian tunnel in Daugavgrīva under the railway track No.100 on Birzes iela (the span between Esplanādes iela and Flotes iela); electricity supply to the residential district at Ķiburgas iela 9 h; reconstruction of the Riga Free Port Eastern pier at Traleru iela 2; connection of 23 residential buildings in Mežaparks to the city water supply and household sewage system at Stendera iela 14, Visbijas prospekts 6/8, Visbijas prospekts 25, Visbijas prospekts 27, Meža prospekts 24, Stokholmas iela 19 and Pēterupes iela 4; the flush water current collector of the Daugava water treatment station on Ziepniekkalna, Bauskas and Mūkusalas ielas, as well as other construction projects.
New construction projects approved at the sketch stage are the following: a complex of blocks of flats on Ulbrokas iela; a residential and office building at Akas iela 4; reconstruction of the Latvian University educational building at Aspazijas bulvāris 5 and other projects.
In March the Riga City Construction Board received 116 confirmation cards to perform simplified renovation/ reconstruction, which is 39% fewer than last March.
In March the Riga City Construction Board issued 118 construction permits, and last March – 117.
Most construction permits were issued in the Northern Region and Vidzeme Urban District namely 14 each, whereas in Latgale Urban District – 13, in the Kurzeme Region – 8, in Zemgale Urban District – 7, in the Central Region – 2. To arrange engineering networks, 60 construction permits were issued.
In March 98 construction objects were commissioned in Riga, which is 24% fewer than last March. Most commissioned objects were in the Northern Region namely 22 and Latgale Urban District – 17, whereas in Zemgale Urban District – 11, in Vidzeme Urban District – 9, in the Kurzeme and Central Regions – 3 construction objects and 28 engineering networks.
In the third month of the year the following objects were commissioned: the shopping and recreational complex Plaza Centrs Rīga at Mūkusalas iela 71, with the total construction area of 92 227.9 m²; reconstruction of a part of the export warehouse office premises of A/S Latvijas Balzāms at Sporta iela 18a, with the total area of 1 261.9 m²; reconstruction of the A/S Hanzas Maiznīca production and weighing building, the administrative building – pass office, 2 workshops – garages, 3 warehouses and 2 outhouses at Ventspils iela 51, with the total area of 7 608.7 m²; SIA RĪGAS INDUSTRIĀLAIS PARKS office building with a warehouse at Dzelzavas iela 120g, with the total construction area of 9 929.8 m²; A/S Satiksme Loģistika complex of warehouses with office premises at Dzirciema iela 119 b, with the total construction area of 6,201,1 m²; SIA KARLO MOTORS automobile showroom Škoda at Kleistu iela 31, with the total construction area of 4 512.8 m²; the SIA Trigers warehouse of materials and the office building, the 1st and 2nd stage, at Straupes iela 3, with the total construction area of 1 744.7 m²; reconstruction of the A/S Trasta Komercbanka bank building at Palasta iela 1 with the total area of 2 606.9 m² and other objects.
According to the currently available information, 23 administrative protocols were drafted in March on breach of construction regulations, i.e. starting the unauthorized construction and deviation from the approved projects. The Administrative Commission imposed fines of LVL 50 – 1000. The total amount of fines imposed on violations is LVL 5500.
The fine of LVL 1000 was imposed on: A/S Emblēmu Paklāju Serviss for the construction works performed with deviation from the approved projects at the construction object “Reconstruction of the Production Building” and “Reconstruction of the Workshops into Office Premises” at Bukaišu iela 3a, as well as for operation of the non-commissioned part of the object; SIA Kapitelis for starting construction works namely a construction pit 1, 000 m³ in volume has been dug out, five water tanks have been mounted underground and erection of walls of the water pump station has been started – without the construction permit at Maskavas iela 462; SIA Baltkort for starting construction works without the construction permit at Maskavas iela 462.
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