Re: Re: The Opera Centre
Those are murky waters to be casting a fishing hook into Tuborg!
Probably better just to thank Christ somebody sorted this all out. The (17) conditions look pretty comprehensive to me, . . . . of course it does all hinge on what exactly was submitted on 1 May.
Yeah I’d probably be opening up a serious can of worms there alright. If anything, the mystery surrounding the final decision perfectly encapsulates the uncertainly that has plagued this project since 2005. Its probably a fitting finale really!
Realistically we’ve got as acceptable an outcome as we could have hoped for and Im certainly glad that a decision has finally been made!
2. The architectural treatment at the junction of Gloverâ€™s Lane with Patrick
Street shall be as indicated in the design shown on Douglas Wallace sketch
drawing â€œOption 1â€ received by An Bord PleanÃ¡la on the 1st May 2009.
Reason: To reflect the historic street pattern of the area.
The wording of that condition no. 2 would seem to imply that the applicants submitted several versions of some aspects of the development adopting a ”take your pick” approach. Maybe it could be said that such an approach is lacking in design conviction, but hell, if it works, as it seems to have done here, I don’t know I think I’d be inclined to overlook that 🙂
I wonder what “Option 1” for Glover’s Lane is? This is the laneway that separates Rutland Street and Patrick Street. The initial glazed infill solution was pretty dismal, I presume we’ll now see a setback of any new building here?