Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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dave 123 I think you’re being strangely seduced by a British chain store! Many of the points you make are completely wrong!
Roads are been upgraded in the plan, Extra parking will be provided.The Crencent will become a national shopping centre. Something to be proud of. Its great to see it go ahead, It has gone through major revamps since over the last few decades..
Its a SHOPPING CENTRE not one of the wonders of the world, dont get too excited!:p
The Crescent is well a established S.C in Limericks biggest suburb. It attracts shoppers from outside the Limerick region. Its also serves the citys largest suburb Dooradoyle. It has never really affected the city centre retailers, it has been here for too many years now. I think many people from outside Limerick who shop in the Crescent will also shop in the city centre also, if they have come a long distance. Its up to the limerick city council to make the city centre more attractive to retailers.
Yes it is up to the city council to make the city centre a more attractive place for retail and they are belatedly doing this, I think anyone can see that the pedestrianisation and re-modelling projects have vastly improved the city centre with many new retailers being attracted, theres also been a huge amount of redevelopment along with the refurbishment of many buildings especially on Thomas Street. Unfortunately the City Councils attempts to improve the city centre are being constantly undermined by ill thought out planning decisions by Limerick County Council. Its yet another reason why we need a co-ordinated approach to planning in Limerick and that means 1 local authority running the city not 2 competing for business and squabbling like children in the school playground
The City council have some nerve to say this, when the city council are responsible for the worst traffic blackspot in the city Parkway RO. They allowed the building of many retail parks with no new infastructure in place at all. They allowed massive retail developments off the childers road to go ahead with minimul road upgrades. Childers road is now choked. The city council have a terrible record on fixing traffic problems, in fact they made traffic flows alot worse. So trhey better leave that topic.
When was the last time you were down here? What about the Dooradoyle link road? do you think that works well? What about the debacle that was the St Nessans road improvement scheme and the bus lane that goes nowhere! Or what about the Ballysimon interchange that they are skillfully trying to sort out with traffic lights! Or even the 1km stretch from the Parkway to the Groody roundabout that is now plagued by traffic lights and countless junctions as a result of poor planning by you guessed it Limerick County Council, I cant wait until the Parkway valley sc is completed, it should be all fun and games then!:mad:
on a sIde note for the city council At least the county council are radically improving the surrounding roads and upgrading the Dooradoyle road junction etc.
Incorrect, it is a private developer who is proposing a revamp of that junction, nothing to do with the County Council!
The sourthern ring road flys by the Crescent, and ir’s very possible that private investers could build a few slips onto the New ring road in the future. Just a thought, as another alternative for traffic using the side roads to and from theshopping centre
Putting another junction on the Southern ring road defeats the whole purpose of the road, which is to provide traffic on a national primary route with an efficient way around Limerick city and on to other destinations. Putting in extra juctions decreases the efficiency of the road and also makes it more attractive for short trips which have a negative impact on traffic flow.
The Crescent will soon be in the limerick city council agglomeration in a few months, when the current boundary proposal goes ahead BTW I’m sure they it wouldn’t be appealing for the enlargment then.
Im not sure where you got that from, theres absolutely no suggestion that Dooradoyle will be transferred into the control of the City Council. A limited boundary extension involving Coonagh and parts of Caherdavin on the northside is due to go ahead next month!
It’s amazng that the Mahon shopping centre and the Wilton S.C went ahead in Cork, with little problems you know.]
Have you ever been to Mahon point Dave? Anyone from Cork will tell you that the mahon interchange is totally unsuitable for the volume of traffic it carries and experiences regular problems, again due to short sighted planning!