Fáilte Ireland Says Hospitality, Retail, Office And Residential Development Proposed For 5.4 Acre Site In Dublin Would Be Good For Ireland's Capital City
Fáilte Ireland has said that a hospitality, retail, office and residential development proposed by Hammerson for a 5.4 acre site off of Dublin's O'Connell Street would be good for the Ireland's capital city.
As reported by The Irish Times, Fáilte Ireland's environment and planning manager, Shane Dineen, said that the proposed development would assist in the sustainable growth of Dublin's tourism by attracting more visitors to the northside of the city, and the national tourism development agency previously wrote to Dublin City Council to say that planning permission should be granted for the proposed development as the redevelopment "is long overdue and is to be welcomed".
Louis Copeland Support
Fáilte Ireland's support for the project reportedly follows that of retailer Louis Copeland, who reportedly told Dublin City Council that he has "sadly witnessed the gradual decline of the Dublin Central/Carlton site over the years with a number of missed opportunities for redevelopment", and that the proposed scheme represents a huge opportunity for the appropriate development of O'Connell Street, Henry Street and Moore Street.
Copeland reportedly also said, "These areas are almost a no-go zone after dark, hardly the status of what is known as Ireland's Main Street. These tastefully designed proposals will put Dublin 1 back on the map, tidy up the area and give the nation back its Main Street."
The proposed development would reportedly include two hotels, 26,000 square feet of food and beverage space, 61,000 square feet of retail space, 476,000 square feet of office space and 94 residential units.
A report submitted by JLL on behalf of Hammerson reportedly stated that the economic value to be generated by the scheme is €1 billion.
Objections And Decision Due Date
A number of organisations have reportedly objected the plans for the proposed development due to concerns over the impact that it will have on Moore Street and its historical connections to 1916.
The closing date for objections against the development has reportedly elapsed and a decision is reportedly due on the application later this month.
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