Decision : 37 COM 7B.87
L'viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre (Ukraine) (C 865bis)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B,

2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.113 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3.  Acknowledges the halting of the development of the Citadel and Bernadine monastery, the adoption of the Integrated Concept for the Redevelopment of the Centre of L´viv and of the Regulations for placing announcements in the city of L’viv, and the completion of the digitised mapping of the property;

4.  Takes note of the 2012 reactive monitoring mission and urges the State Party to implement its recommendations and more particularly, address pressing conservation and management issues through the following:

a)  Formalise the statutory basis for measures of protection of the city’s Historic Zone, the property and buffer zone, and ensure that development projects are supported by adequate archaeological investigation and recording,

b)  Establish regulations for restoration and redevelopment, underpinned by detailed studies of the attributes contributing to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, and introduce a system of Visual Impact Studies for new development proposals,

c)  Establish a management body, with wide representation to include non-governmental organisations, to oversee the management of the property, 

d)  Prepare a Strategic Management Plan for the property and its buffer zone, including provisions for zoning with specific area plans for important ensembles, for archaeological conservation and for traffic management;

5.  Also urges the State Party to halt work on developments at the Hotel complex (Fedorova 23-15), at the Residence of the Minister of Interior (Krivonosa 1) and at the Residential complex (Dovboucha 15), allowing the development of Heritage Impact Assessments and their review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies;

6.  Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, in conformity with the Operational Guidelines , Paragraph 172, details of all new major developments within the property, with appropriate Heritage Impact Assessments, for review by the Advisory Bodies;

7.  Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2015, an updated report on the State of Conservation of the property and the progress on the implementation of the above for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session in 2015.

Themes: Conservation, Operational Guidelines
States Parties: Ukraine
Year: 2013
Decision Code: 37 COM 7B.87