THE NEW Dublin City Development Plan, with proposals for new standards for building heights in the city, will be released for public consultation later this month.
The city council’s planning department has for several years put forward proposals to recommend standards of suitable heights for buildings in different areas of the city. However, none of these proposals has met with the approval of city councillors.
In the absence of an agreed policy on heights for a particular area, planning applications for tall buildings made by developers are determined on their individual merits by the planning department.
A proposal in the draft development plan would see three areas of the city designated for buildings of 16 storeys or higher. These are the Docklands, Connolly station and Heuston station. Three other areas, Grangegorman, George’s Quay and Clonshaugh, which had previously been considered for high buildings, will be proposed as low rise areas in the draft plan.
Thought it would be nice to sum up the major aspects of the new plan when it's released to the public. Being that it has been formulated in this post-boom times and that new rules on high-rise developments have finally been agreed upon I suppose there's a better chance of us seeing the majority of this development plan come to fruition - so it'd be nice to picture of this will all come together and affect the city on completion.
Anyone know exactly when all these proposals are going to be shown? Anyone have any inside info? Anything to get excited about?
Mini-manhatten returns? xD Or at least mini-Boston?