Re: Re: DDDA / Docklands Miscellany
Tycoon Crosbie ready for docklands dispute over container village
Harry Crosbie and the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) are at loggerheads over new plans for land beside the O2.
The developer has applied to Dublin City Council to be allowed to set up a temporary performance and market area at the Point Village Square on East Wall Road.
He also wants to install exhibition spaces, all in structures built from shipping containers.
However, the DDDA has written to the council outlining its strong objections to the plan.
The authority said it believes it is important to provide “quality public open space at early stages in the development of an area”.
It added that the “proposal is unacceptable in terms of the material finishes proposed”.
The DDDA said: “The proposed temporary development is not in the spirit of policies set out in the Dublin Docklands Master Plan 2008 or the North Lotts Planning Scheme.”
A submission from Amphitheatre Ireland Ltd, the operator of the O2, said it considers the proposal would have a “significant negative impact” on the venue.
if they used all the containers for exhibition spaces, with lots of windows cut out, or viewing platforms it could work.
well it attempt to reflect the history of the area, might not work but.
he ‘s building an amphitheatre the plan certainly didn’t look like one?