Revitalization of the post-military area in Legnica

  • Investor (key institution): Municipality of Legnica
  • Contact person: (title, first name, surname, e-mail)
  • Year of implementation: 1991-2005
  • Implementation venue

  • Country: Poland
  • Region: Dolnośląskie
  • Town: Wrocław
  • Impact: municipal

    Total costs: 16500 EUR

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    Important stakeholders concerned - names of the institutions

    • EU fonds: Foundation for Polish-German cooperation
    • national: National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management
    • regional: Municipality of Legnica
    1. Identified new functions for structures from the era of socialism in 1945 - 1989).

      In Legnica, after the withdrawal of the Soviet army which was garrisoned there since 1945, deserted blocks of flats remained, quite often in a poor state of repair. Within the revitalization of the post-military area, some buildings were designated for council flats and some buildings made from “Leningrad” type concrete slabs were sold to small housing associations. Two buildings changed their function from residential to public: a sports club and a hotel for sportsmen were established there. Also the barracks and non-residential buildings belonging to the army changed their function: some of them were converted to flats and others for the needs of health service, social welfare and education. The fact which needs to be emphasized is that the money earned by the town from the sales of the property was allocated for restoring the town district to its former glory, as the district had been never renovated since the time when it was taken over by Red Army. The city transport system was improved, road and bridges were modernized, and contaminated area (after the military training ground) was reclaimed. New institutions moved into after-soviet (but dating back to prewar times) public buildings: schools, institutions of higher education, municipal institutions. Owing to that, not only residents returned to this district but also the city life.


    The process of revitalization in Legnica was implemented in a diversified manner: development of the housing base, new investment areas, public buildings, development of educational system at elementary and university level, reconstruction of the old Tarninów district and reclamation of contaminated area. By the end of 2003 96% of the post-soviet buildings were taken over for the new purposes: 367 residential buildings with 2984 flats, as well as 402 non-residential buildings. 2000 new jobs were created in this area.

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