Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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I couldn’t disagree more.
Of course redevelopment and new building should happen in the city centre but please, let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water.
The opera centre is very ambitious but the current plan goes to the very heart of what is wrong with Limerick City Council. They are willing to foresake the streetscape of Rutland St./Patrick st. in order to bring in the rates cheque.
The fact that Rutland st./ Patrick st. is a relatively intact continuous streetscape seems to be of absolutely no concern to the city council.
The houses in themselves are no great shakes architecturally but they are intact and represent what was originally envisioned by the 18th builders.
Does the entrance into the centre have to be that big?
I have no problem with the filling in of the A shaped area behind Ellen st./Patrick/Rutland St. with a modern development so long as the street is preserved – including doors that open on to the street. We don’t want it to become like Pearse st. in Dublin where TCD have bricked up all the doors and windows of the shops.
They obviously cannot see what poor planning has done to the middle section of O’Connell st. from Burger King up to AIB – a nightmare of different rooflines and shite buildings.
All becomes well again beyond that.