cgcsb wrote:do the PD's realise that Dublin is in fact not Helsinki or Copenhagen?
In what way is examining other European capitals and their redevelopment incompatible with Dublin City? Where do we learn from? Here? the great redevelopment of our own coastal areas?
If this proposal goes ahead, what would've been the point of the expensive port tunnel? would it take on a new role? maybe become another clogged up artirial route into the city for private cars?
Oh I dunno use your imagination. The best damn bus priority in Ireland? Perhaps a LUAS powered from beneath, cycle tracks - who knows? The whole East Wall area could be radically reimagined if the Port fecked off. Although you are correct to bring it up. Phase 1 of the Eastern bypass springs to mind
Beside such a developement opportunity presented itself to DCC before. The redevolpement of Georges and Spencer docks were waisted. Now we have low rise low density areas that do little to combat urban spawl.
I'm fairly certain that the planners and architects who will be guiding the redevelopment of the Port will be different people to those that have been senior officials overseeing this for the past 2 decades. Councils change, and this proposal is decades away possibly
Grand canal dock has proved a success however in that it is satisfactory in it's density. I can't imagine that developing the rest of the docks would be a worthwhile excersise. The DDDA would probably start building semi-d's just to irritate the public and then proceed to claim more land from the sea and use it for "an exciting new high density developement". We've heard this song before.
Yeh maybe we should develop the rest of Leinster instead. That's way better and more worthwhile.
Time to change the record!
Yes. Yes it is. Let's take the "jaysus we can't be doin that" record off and put on the "let's build modern Ireland's first truly great urban place". I like the second one. If you let the last song play there's a hidden track which tells you how we'll do it...
Anyway before any of this proceeds the complex legalities of ownership of the port must be addressed. Apparently oil companies and Dublin Port and a few private companies all own bits and pieces or have 999 year leases n stuff. It will be at least 50 years before the entire process of decommissioning, decontamination, movement, and redevelopment is finished. Better start soon so...