Re: Re: Thomas Street & James Street, Dublin!
And my final one for the day is the upcoming launch of Thomas Street: Improving the Public Face of an Historic City Centre Street by Dublin Civic Trust
The Trust’s latest policy document, ‘Thomas Street – Improving the Public Face of an Historic City Centre Street’ will be officially launched by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Andrew Montague, at a reception in the National College of Art and Design on Thomas Street in mid-April.
Commissioned from the Trust by Dublin City Council in 2011, the study highlights the potential for the regeneration of Thomas Street as one of the major historic thoroughfares of the city through a variety of suggested measures. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the street in its current condition, identifying its attributes and its problems, while articulating a vision for the renewal of its historic fabric and the protection of its unique charm and character. It includes photomontages of restored stretches of streetscape, initiatives that could be undertaken to improve shopfronts, signage and building presentation, ways for promoting a healthy business mix on the street, and methods of capitalising on the rich historic and cultural associations of the thoroughfare.
The stimulus for the study is the increasing recognition of the importance of the street to the vitality of The Liberties and to a greater appreciation of the historic core of Dublin. Much of the Trust’s previous work on Thomas Street and its long-standing relationship with the area helped inform the report, including our publication Thomas Street, D8 and the Thomas Street & Environs Architectural Conservation Area drafted by the Trust for Dublin City Council.
You can read the report here http://issuu.com/dctrust/docs/thomas_street_study_master