Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Georgian buildings in grave danger -1bn remedy sought (Limerick Post)
Dick Tobin, senior planner with Limerick City Council
“The challenge is how to make these buildings useable. Parking is a big problem, but frequently there are big garden areas to the rear of the buildings which could be used for parkingâ€.
Denis Leonard, director of Limerick Civic Trust.
Detailed how the Trust had acquired, and gradually restored, the Bishopâ€™s Palace and the Georgian House at 2, Pery Square, and the meticulous work involved in restoring plasterwork, marbelling, a fireplace, the roof and the installation of under-floor heating.
“Admittedly, a lot of work is involved but it can be done”
No 2 Pery Square
The recent restoration of no. 2 Pery Square by Thompsonâ€™s Architects / Limerick Civic Trust really sets the mark on how ideally all Georgian buildings should be restored. Realistically I could not imagine a developer or landlord investing extra money into restoration and at the same time expect a higher return to cover their investment? Maybe a Heritage Tax incentive might be the best instrument to tackle this mammoth project?
If Dick Tobin thinks that parking is a big problem then build multi-storey car parks near the Georgian districts. It would be a better solution than converting the garden areas to the rear of the buildings into car parks.
By the way, will the restoration of No. 4 Patrick Street (Catherine Hayes project) go ahead as planned, especially after the original backer of the Opera Centre has off loaded the proposed development onto other investors?
Images courtesy Thompsonâ€™s Architects