Re: Re: Potato Market
No immediate plans for Potato Market (Limerick Independent)
by Rachael Finucane
THERE are no immediate plans to develop the Potato Market, according to the chairman of the Limerick Market Trustees after a city councillor called for the historic area to be â€œchangedâ€ for the better, John Gilliganâ€”who sits on the market trustees boardâ€”said that he thinks â€œwe should take the wall around the entire Potato Market down and the stone pillars could be incorporated into some kind of feature on the site. The Vikings landed in that area and we donâ€™t have a monument or anything to mark thatâ€. He added that he would like to see â€œa plazaâ€ on the site in front of City Hall and hopes to discuss it with the market trustees. Cllr Maurice Quinlivan agreed with his colleague and said that he does â€œnot believe it should be a listed structureâ€.
David Oâ€™Mahony said that the group is going to appeal any move by the city council to make any part of the Potato Market a protected structure as part of the City Development Plan process but emphasised that this is not for any specific purpose. â€œIf the Potato Market was a listed structure, it could affect future development of it. The option is always there. It has been looked at over the last 20 years in a number of different ways but there has been no concrete development plan attached to it for 10 or 15 years.
That doesnâ€™t mean to say that once the Milk Market development is finished that the focus wouldnâ€™t be on the only other remaining site owned by the market trustees.: He added that the Milk Market redevelopment is â€œgoing very wellâ€ and it is hoped that it will be open by early summer.
John Gilligan . . . . . The Vikings landed in that area and we donâ€™t have a monument or anything to mark that . . . . . .
It deserves to be more than a surface car park, that’s for sure.
Hmmmm . . . . . I suppose we could give all the owners of Viking-made cars (Volvo, Saab) a parking discount instead. 😉
David Oâ€™Mahony . . . . . . but there has been no concrete development plan attached to it for 10 or 15 years.
The proposals posted on this thread would suggest otherwise! :confused: