Romanian city officials have declared the first-ever frogtown housing project an irrevocable landmark.
In a historic ruling that comes as a response to the country’s economic crisis, the regional government on Monday approved the construction of the 10-unit apartment complex in the Romanian capital, Bucharest.
The decision came amid widespread protests in Romania and around the world against the new ruling class in Romania, which sees itself as a country that values social justice and the rule of law.
The frogtown buildings are in a district of the city of Kaunas that has been under the control of the communist government since 1989, when the communist regime seized control of many buildings and imposed strict curfews.
The building of the apartments was initially rejected by the local municipality in August but the new owners have now applied for permission to begin construction.
The project was initially set to be built in the city’s historic Romanian neighborhood of Rovaniemi.
But the government said the decision was not final, and in the coming weeks the project could be put on hold.
“The government will make its final decision,” said local Mayor Elena Kavra, adding that the construction could start as early as this month.
The city council said in a statement that the frogtown projects were “part of the rebirth of the Romanian economy” and that they would be a symbol of the countrys rebirth.
The construction of frogtowns is a sign of the re-establishment of the Communist Party as a viable governing party, it said.
It was not immediately clear when the construction will be completed.
The new ruling is the first to be made in the country after the communist party was dissolved and replaced by a coalition of right-wing parties.
A similar decision in Romania in 2012 ended the government’s control of all buildings in the communist-era neighborhood of Kovena.
The frogs are part of the national cultural heritage, but they are not recognized by the government as historical landmarks, according to the city council.
They are considered to be part of a long-term project to develop the city and the surrounding area into a modern city, said Kavran Kocsik, director of the regional office of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), which is helping finance the project.
The first frogtown was completed in 2008, and the city has been building new buildings at a pace of around 20 a year since, Kocesik said.
The ruling is an important step in the development of the frog, said David Lutas, a researcher with the Institute for National Remembrance, a think tank.
But it also reflects a lack of understanding of the history of the frogs in the region, he said.
“They are not really considered part of Romania, so the frog project has been a long time in the making,” he said in an interview.
The government says the frogs were built as part of its plans to build a riverfront promenade.
The Romanian capital is currently undergoing a major reconstruction program, including the demolition of the former headquarters of the military government.
The communists came to power in the mid-1990s and began to dismantle the old military headquarters and demolish other buildings.
In 2006, the communist authorities took control of Kovea, where the frogs are built.
The buildings are part, or the main, part of Bucharest’s historic center.
They were built during the 19th century by Romanian peasants in order to make way for the new city.
The development has attracted a lot of controversy.
In February, a protest by anti-communist demonstrators led to the cancellation of the construction.
The construction of new buildings has been banned by the city, but some local residents are still protesting.
“This is an historic project that has to be respected,” Kocisik said, adding the new building could not be used for any other purpose than housing.