Eight-Storey Hotel Planned For Dublin's North Inner City
Planning permission is being sought for an eight-storey 249-bedroom hotel development at River House on Chancery Street in Dublin's north inner city.
The application, filed by Melonmount Ltd, will consist of the demolition of the existing vacant six-storey building and proposes to build an independent cafe/restaurant unit at ground floor and mezzanine level. The remainder of the ground floor will have a hotel lobby, reception, breakfast area. Its basement will have a fitness room, meeting and function rooms. The proposed development also includes public realm enhancement works to Chancery Street and Greek Street.
Speaking to thejournal.ie, Dublin city councillor Ray McAdam said: "In terms of the proposal, I welcome it. I really do. From a local point of view, it has been a scourge, whether you’re talking about looking at it or otherwise. It has been a source of a lot of anti-social behaviour and criminality."