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Old October 27th, 2008, 08:27 AM   #1
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Short Introduction
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Hi, and welcome to Jelgava development thread! The following is a short introduction about the town for you to get familiar with it, of course you can read more about the history of Jelgava by clicking here. So off we go! Jelgava town looked a lot better before WWII, it was completely destroyed during the war.

In fact, you can view old photos of Jelgava here: http://www.zudusilatvija.lv/objects/...on/678/?page=4
Or on Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/historyofJe...f=ts&ref=br_tf

Some monuments of old Jelgava still remain today, but most parts of the town were rebuilt as a industrial suburb of Riga in style of 1960's & 1980's. Instead of narrow medieval streets, now there are wide boulevards with trees and a lot of boring type buildings and so called - "commieblocks".

Jelgava was comparatively poor, untill recent times, it has seen a revival and has quickly gained some wealth. The location of the town is very advantageous, it's located just 40 km south of Riga, with a frequent train connection and a very good highway, going from Jelgava to Riga center with a car takes some 40 minutes.

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Population / Iedzīvotāju skaits - 60 941 (2018) -- 4th largest town in Latvia / 4. lielākā pilsēta Latvijā
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Old October 27th, 2008, 09:01 AM   #2
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Thanks for the new thread! Is that the railway station behind the red church? When i went there about 5 years ago i remember walking out of the railway station and past a church and along to a small indoor sh0pping mall, also there looks to be another larger mall there now?
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Zemgales business center - completed.




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Old October 27th, 2008, 09:15 AM   #4
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Thanks for the new thread! Is that the railway station behind the red church? When i went there about 5 years ago i remember walking out of the railway station and past a church and along to a small indoor sh0pping mall.
No, it's not the train station. The pic is old and taken form wikipedia. That building what you though as a train station was Jelgavas cinema building, but what's happened to it today, see in previous post.

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also there looks to be another larger mall there now?
Yes.

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Old October 27th, 2008, 09:25 AM   #5
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Zemgales business center

It's developer was SIA “Atmodas Centrs”. Impressive 3 storey building with space of 7000m2 was opened a month ago.

Looks like they did a Great job on this renovation/re-development.

so...where did they move the cinema!?

and the train station is nearby?

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Old October 27th, 2008, 09:38 AM   #7
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so...where did they move the cinema!?
There isn't a cinema building at the moment in Jelgava. And I haven't heard of building a new one.

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and the train station is nearby?
Yes, it's just a 10 min walk to south.
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70k town without a cinema?
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Old October 27th, 2008, 10:24 AM   #9
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Do you think that cinema has a chance to survive in medium sized towns in modern times?
700k city of Riga for a while also had just one cinema (although with 14 halls).
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Jelgava is interesting because of it's industrial activities. When earlier industry collapsed, town survived mainly because of vicinity to Riga. Now the municipal budget is the third largest in Latvia, ahead of Liepaja, Jurmala, Ventspils.
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Do you think that cinema has a chance to survive in medium sized towns in modern times?
Well, there is one cinema even in Olaine (24 km from Riga, 14K inhabitants), or was there last year when I visited that place.
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Old October 27th, 2008, 11:41 AM   #11
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Great thread! I think Jelgava is not less dynamic city than Riga and there always will be news on it's development! Good luck RipleyLV!
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Old October 27th, 2008, 11:50 AM   #12
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Construction updates: October 27

"Ferrus" easy load car factory

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Construction of the easy load cars plant in Jelgava was started in 2005 and should be finished in the end of this year.

Latvian made AS "AMO plant" in which the Moscow government, AS "Ferrus" and Jelgavas self-government as a shareholder created production of the easy load cars development.

In the new production foreseen recruit the car Russian and European market, according to the EURO-4 standard. The project planned to inlay 30 millions euro (approximately 21 million of lats).

The first load car in Jelgava can become in 2009, but in the future each year the factory will produce 1500 cars middling, in a production occupying 200 workers.

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Jelgava business park

On anteriorly RAF factory place.



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Zemgales Olympic Center

The green ingots are the tribunes. Behind them is the sports hall.


Clooser look.



Sports hall.


A hotel is gonna rise here soon.



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Old October 27th, 2008, 12:10 PM   #14
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Jelgavas 4th middle school extension

Works are done by SIA "LEC". Main entrance:




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Old October 27th, 2008, 12:19 PM   #15
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Looks good. Great update - keep them coming.
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Well done RipleyLV! Please don't stop!
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Abandoned apartment house on Pumpura street


The Estonian and Latvian capital enterprise «Onix Invest» from Riga planned to start this year renewing this unfinished ten storey building on Pumpura street near RAF living massif. But because of the delay in legal proceeding it does not have taken place with previous proprietors. After the order of proprietors in Riga Technical university, specialists executing the inspection of constructions and estimation and acknowledging, that from the monolith reinforced concrete in building, the construction can be continued.
Similarly a construction allows a house to build on additional upright. It is settled also by the new city territory planning, but, when building restore can begin, for now it's not known.
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Please don't stop!
Patience Triceratops! More updates coming soon!
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Patience Triceratops! More updates coming soon!
Oh, I really hope so! Just can wait to see the progress of this marvelous city!
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Very very interesting to see development pics from other towns!

Here is an article (in latvian) about Jelgava's cinema, 2 years ago there was one:
http://www.viriesi.lv/kino-perspektivas-jelgava.html
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