Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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The Post is reporting that under the new plans, the Parkway roundabout will be removed and replaced with a signalised junction, surely it couldnt regulate traffic any worse than the current free-for-all? They also carry a bit more detail in relation to the plans, although it remains to be seen just how accurate this information is. The report claims that much of the existing centre will be retained with the park bar and burger king being demolished.
vkid definitely has a point about the current road layout. Both the Childers road and the Dublin road heading into town, simply dont have the capacity to deal with the volumes of traffic using them and the poor layout of the junction for the childers road retail park has made matters even worse. There is resonable scope to widen the childers road from the parkway all the way to roxboro providing they’re prepared to replace the railway overbridge at the Kilmallock roundabout. Although why a small city of 100,000 people is so car dependant and choked with traffic is a matter for another day!
New-look for Parkway SC
WITH the threat of serious competition from the under-construction Parkway Valley SC, and a major expansion planned at the Crescent, the 24-year-old Parkway Shopping Centre is poised for a multi-million euro development programme to allow it meet all challengers head-on.
Plans include an 89 bedroomed hotel and 45 apartments, as well as multistorey car park and a stairwell and access lifts, from both Childers and Dublin roads.
As reported exclusively in the Limerick Post last week, an extension to the nearby Parkway Retail Park is to have 50 shop units, and a host of other services.
Good news for motorists is that The Parkway Shopping Centre plan also provides for the upgrade, redevelopment and replacement of the dreaded Parkway roundabout junction with a signalised traffic junction.
A planning application to be lodged by Lindat Limited to Limerick City Council, includes the provision of a new extension to provide for additional retail floor space and ancillary service areas, as well as the demolition and relocation of existing drive-through fast food restaurant.
It is also proposed to demolish the existing public house, fronting the Dublin Road, and portion of existing retail and commercial floor space on the northern elevation.
The proposed hotel will have bar, restaurant, conference/meeting facility and roof garden. Provision is made for the construction of new basement level and multi storey car park with access provided directly from Childers Road, a dedicated service access road from Childers Road, the provision of a dedicated egress from the proposed basement level car parking onto the Dublin Road, as well as a dedicated bus lay-by/set down area on the eastern Childers Road boundary.
Interestingly, it is proposed to build a new pedestrian stairwell and access lifts directly into the shopping centre from both Childers road and Dublin roads.
In addition to the hotel and apartments, the planning submission allows for an integrated office space comprising 1,861 M2 .
Meanwhile, across the road and on the site of the former Dillons garage, another developer proposes to build a new retail or office development, on a c1.47 acre site.