Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Afaik, there’s plans to knock the Watergate Flats, it’s mentioned somewhere in the reams of articles about the FitzGerald report.
The entire area is a mess, and should probably be started again. Of course, this being ireland, we won’t get anyone with a bold enough unified vision for the place. I would personally love to see the entire milk market/corn market area redveloped to something like a smaller version of temple bar, with the market becoming a focal point and the remaining medieval character preserved.
Overall though, we need to find a way to integrate Nicholas Street and Broad street into the city again, both are virtually derilict now. Whatever comes out of FitzGerald’s activity in Limerick, these two streets could be economic drivers for their respective areas. I would like to see Nicholas Street developed something akin to Galway’s shop street, basically a tourist street with the attending shops etc. Tax/Rates breaks would be needed.
Broad street, with it’s proximity to the Art college and Daghda dance centre, should be developed as an location for small cafes. bookshops, art shops, gallerys etc. In effect, it should be like a “campus street” for the local students.