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@Pana01 wrote:

Lex, any potential timeframe for MP extension to include M&S? Thanks for your regular inputs, very informative.

The MP extension won’t really get a move on til post-Academy Street development completion. I’m guessing 2009 – at least I’m told that. But if things are reasonably positive, there may be movement even sooner. Still it’s a little bit out in the distance yet.



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🙂 As predicted, another Choice Hotel – this time in the shape of a Comfort Inn is set to provide tenancy to Howard Holdings’ proposed 7-storey Lavitts Quay hotel, with 125 bedrooms. The proposal, currently in planning and designed by RORSA, has had Significant Further Information requested of it w/ a strong emphasis on design revisions. The deal is an extension of the relationship HH have established with Choice Hotels since their agreement concerning the Clarion Hotel at Howard Holdings’ City Quarter development on Lapps Quay.



😮 If you remember a while back I posted information on a proposed 100m euro city centre private medical facility – well, it seems now that a more accurately revised cost is just in excess of 45m – 50m euros – this is due to certain facility revisions, but nonethelss, the development will continue to occupy a prime city centre location near the waterfront.



🙂 McCarthy Developments Ltd have lodged another application regarding their Jacob’s Island development on the waterfront near Mahon Point. Only a week after lodging an application to raise 2 of their 4-storey apartment blocks by 2 additional storeys (an increase of 25 more units), the development company have now lodged to add a further 2-storeys to their 6-storey blocks, Block 5 & 6, bringing them to 8-storeys each. The revised buildings would be just short of the 9-storey block as part of O’Callaghan Propoerties Jurys Redevelopment and provide an extra 28-units.

– McCarthy Developments also this week applied to develop 2 additional blocks at it’s nearby Harty’s Quay development, adding an extra 50 units of the large and highly successful waterfront apartments. McCD have cited their reasons as being the buoyant Cork market and high levels of demand.



🙂 Interesting to note the article in yesterday’s Evening Echo concerning the donation of 285-acres of amenity land (adjacent to the Carrigrohane Straight) to Cork City by the MD of John A. Woods – to provide a Phoneix Park-esque facility (on the condition the NRA do not route their proposed 500m euro North Ring Motorway nearby the land). It’s a fabulous opportunity for the city – the question is, when do they get it? However, as the city grows, this land will become ever more precious and Cork’s lacks sufficient public green-space for a city of its size.

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