Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Elsewhere in the “Central Core” the plan identifies 4 city centre blocks as potential redevelopment opportunities, these include the Bank of Ireland block, the Brown Thomas block and interestingly the block containing the Augustinian church.
Along with the Aurthurs Quay redevelopment proposal, the document identifies 6 development sites within the city centre. The site of the Limerick boat club is included although no specific details are contained in the plan.
Site A â€“ The ESB building, Howleyâ€™s Quay
The buildings adjacent to the river front have undergone a major transformation in recent years. This site is the llast remaining â€œundevelopedâ€ site between Shannon Bridge and Sarsfield Bridge.The building is currently vacant and occupies a site of 0.233 ha (0.5757 acres). The site offers significant potential in its own right.With
the expected relocation of the Henry Street Garda Station and the expected relocation of the Irish Greyhound Board from their headquarters there is the potential to create a site of significant scale.
Site B â€“ Electrical Rewind and Thompsonâ€™s Funeral Home, Thomas Street.
Thomas St forms a key part of the City Centre Pedestrianisation Project. Lower Thomas St has been fully pedestrianised and significant upgrading works to upper Thomas St are planned for 2008. The investment of such significant funds in the upgrading of the public realm has already generated redevelopment of sites fronting onto the newly upgraded streets. This redevelopment is seen as very complementary to the investment by Limerick City Council.
The site occupied by Electrical Rewind, Thompsons Funeral Home and others at the top of Thomas St provides significant potential for redevelopment to higher order uses. The site fronts onto Thomas St and Wickham St. The site offers the potential to link the Thomas St upgrading with the Railway Station area by establishing a landmark building on the site. The site is privately owned by a number of parties.
Action: Consult with landowners to identify measures necessary to release the site for redevelopment.
Site C: Site known as Telecom Car Park, Rocheâ€™s Street
The site is currently used as a surface car park. It has extensive frontage to Rocheâ€™s Street which is currently used for advertising hoardings.The sites measures 0.3547 ha (0.876 acres) and offers potential for development of retail/commercial units on street level. Its location adjacent to the orbital route makes it ideally suited for development of an underground multistorey car park. A pedestrian link could also be established through to Baker Place. The site is zoned commercial and is privately owned.
Action: Consult with landowner to identify measures necessary to release the site for redevelopment.
Site D: Corner site at Oâ€™Connell St / Thomas St junction
The subject development site bounds Oâ€™Connell Street, Rocheâ€™s Street, Catherine Street and Thomas Street.Feasibility to be further examined for a mixed development of retail, office, residential and leisure facilities.
Site E: Site at William St / Foxâ€™s Bow
The subject development site bounds both William Street and Foxâ€™s Bow. Feasibility to be further examined for a mixed development of retail, office and residential accommodation.