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Committee Decisions

33 COM 7B.111

Historic Centre of Riga (Latvia) (C 852)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.97, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008),

3. Notes with appreciation the comprehensive efforts made by the State Party in the last year to respond to the decisions of the World Heritage Committee and the recommendations by the 2008 reactive monitoring mission;

4. Acknowledges the efforts of the State Party to modify the "Daugava Left-bank Silhouette Development Concept" in reducing the height and density of planned buildings, and re-locating these buildings farther from the water's edge, in ways which reduce the visual impact of the planned projects on the Outstanding Universal Value and integrity of the property;

5. Requests the State Party to provide a report on:

a) How the revised "Daugava Left-bank Silhouette Development Concept" project is implemented in terms of the existing legal framework for the preservation and development of Old Riga and in the amended territorial planning regulations and how control mechanisms are guaranteed,

b) The progress on the five recommendations of the Council for the Preservation and Development of the Historic Centre of Riga on the Daugava river left-bank Silhouette Development conception as specified in the State Party's report,

c) The progress on the additional view points of the visual analysis as suggested by the Council for the Preservation and Development of the Historic Centre of Riga as specified in the State Party's report;

6. Encourages the State Party to apply a holistic planning approach for the city, at both a large and a small scale, fully taking into account the impact of projects on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property;

7. Also requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed on the state of conservation of the property and on the implementation of the recommendations of the 2008 mission report.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-09/33.COM/7B
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Latvia
Session: 33COM