In order to ensure the implementation of the project "Rehabilitation of the territory of the region, the first phase", the municipality of Riga intends to purchase another four plots, part of which is partly owned by the former insolvency administrator, Marim Sprūds , which the LETA agency has studied in the city council of Riga.
In total, the purchase of land for the municipality will cost almost EUR 1 977 635. Bukultu street buys two lots. One of them is from JSC "Projekts B10". It is 782 square meters and will be redeemed for 70,340 euros. The second building taken back on Bukultu street is owned by "Project B10" and partly by Sprūdam. The property is 5660 square meters and will be exchanged for 366,550 euros. The value of the Sprud part has been set at 73,310 EUR.
The land plot in the area of 6373 square meters in Laktas street will be exchanged for 533 730 euros, but a plot of 49 square meters on the Lapeņu iela 40 – for 7015 euros. The deputy Oļegs Burovs ("The honorary war when serving Riga") said that landowners initially offered to change their land to other property of the municipality, but the municipality rejected such a plan.
As Elita Rorbaka, representative of the Riga City Council explained in the committee,
A public prosecutor who supervises Sprud's criminal procedure has received an acceptance for the transaction
and, from a legal point of view, there should be no problems with the transaction.
City development department of the city of Riga, Jan Grainhof, explained that the real estate is only now being exchanged because the local planning in Scandinavia only came into force this year and the intention was to expand the red lines in the street. "After the procedure, land seizures can only be started after the plan has entered into force. The cabinet's regulations also stipulate that the municipality can only carry out construction work on the land it owns," explained the department's representative.
The intention is to build the streets of Lapeņu, J. Dikmanis, J. Dālina and J. Krūmiņa in these areas, as well as installing rainwater drainage systems and landscaped areas. The project should be completed by the end of 2022 and it is intended that construction can start as early as 2019.
The City Property Commission of the City Councils of Riga supported the purchase of land today, but the Riga City Council will make the final decision.