Re: Frinailla’s Big Day!
😮 Well, one of many, but after the applications, the talks, the Further Info – Frinailla’s revised development for Ladyswell (Watercourse Road, Blackpool) is due tomorrow. The project has been significantly revised and scaled down, but still remains on a very large scale with in excess of 150 residential units, basement car-parking, commercial facilities, public facilities etc etc. Fingers crossed – it’s a good project for an area much in need of one.
– on that note, I probably didn’t mention this, but Frinailla has hired Pat O’Brien Developments as private contractor for its An Caislean development in Ballincollig after the previous contractor went into liquidation mid-construction. Construction is now well under way with a tower crane having been erected a few weeks ago.
😮 Also tomorrow, though there is still a possible Further Information request due, Mary Collin’s 9-storey apartment development at Roxboro Quarry on the Boreenmanna Road is also due a decision. I won’t hold my breath until I hear a result tomorrow – but the 39-unit development is designed by Dermot Coveney & Associates. It isn’t an exciting departure, but is inoffensive and pretty much standard issue. The quarry needs some redevelopment, at this project will add sufficiently. The actual height of the project has less impact than one would imagine given the varying gradient of the quarry site.
😮 O’Flynn Construction directors have met with Joe Gavin, City Manager and officials, regarding the problematic issue of basement parking associated with their Eglinton Street development. The issue has proven a sore point between planners and the developers – with OFC claiming the parking space number is key to the sales pitch of the development. In this case, I very much agree with the developers – the CCC argument really is non-sensical and short-sighted. Another meeting is scheduled soon – I’ll let you know the outcome when I can.
Also, anyone know a good freeware image compression programme? It would allow me load up some very interesting and high-quality development images to the forum – some of which have not yet been released to the public. I am having trouble compressing images (JPEG) of 4MB and 5MB to under or at 1MB.