Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Does this developer (01261, 04600) know what he wants? :confused: Has there been any movements on finishing this shell? When I was home last October the developer was instead building (00449) across the road on an old site surrounded by high walls embedded in the Watergate flats complex.
Not having much success as a “developer” is Gerard Madden, back in 2004 he had plans for a mixed use development across the street from that shell you refer to!
Planning permission for mixed-use development of 5 storeys over a two level basement comprising of 4 floors of offices totalling 6430m2, 7 no. ground floor shop units totalling 1235m2, a 56 bedroom budget hotel with reception area and 163 car parking spaces and associated site development works including connection to existing public sewer will be provided.
Site Address]Ellen Street/Robert Street, Limerick
Applicant: Gerard Madden
Unfortunately for him it got slaughtered by the planners!
The applicantâ€™s response to the request for clarification of further information is a request for a determination of the application. As outlined in the original report the application is seriously deficient in detail and in the absence of such details it is considered that the application would not be in accordance with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.
I recommend that permission be refused
The applicant has failed to demonstrate that the proposed development would not adversely impact on the adjacent protected structures and as such the proposed development would materially interfere with the setting of these building and therefore would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.
Having regard to the location of the proposed development adjacent to the architectural conservation area and 2 protected structures it is considered that having regard to the poor quality design and general scale and bulk of the building that it would adversely impact on the streetscape of the area and detract from the setting of the adjacent protected structures. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to the objective of high quality design in the city centre and as such would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.
The proposed development will adversely impact on the adjacent commercial buildings located on Little Ellen Street by reducing the level of nature light available. The proposed development would therefore depreciate the value of these properties and as a result would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.:o
The site in question is to the rear of St. Michaels church and literally across the street from the proposed opera centre, its currently used as a surface carpark. It could really do with redevelopment as that part of town has a real gloomy feel to it at the minute, of course any proposal would have to be an improvement on Mr Maddens fairly dismal effort.
The “shell” meanwhile has been idle for 2/3 years now with no sign of work restarting anytime soon, I think he should just pack it in at this stage.
Below is an image of the discussion area, unfortunately the site of the building skeleton is obscured but you can make out the site that was subject to the failed application just across the street.