Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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It still amazes me that Arthurs Quay Park ( which is more popular than ever since the railings came down ) is to be built upon without any public backlash. This forum seems to be resigned to the fact.
Buildings PREVIOUSLY within the Architectural Conservation Area to be demolished to make room for the Opera Centre …..
‘ Any development is good development ‘ seems to be Limerick City Councils motto
Understandably there has been a lot of opposition to the proposed removal of this city centre park but you have to look at the bigger picture here. This part of the city is dying and badly needs to be brought back to life. Penneys and Debenhams gave up the ghost here years ago, just take a look at the yard behind Penneys in the attached aerial shot , its being used partly as a loading area and partly as a surface car park!:rolleyes:
Aurthurs Quay park was a decent proposal back in the early 90s but it just hasnt worked and its now time for a change. Under the plan, the redeveloped area would be a primarily pedestrian zone with a new public square at the junction of O Connell St and William/Sarsfield St. A promenade would be developed along the waterfront linking Sarsfield Bridge to another public space behind the Hunt museum. This in turn would be linked by a new pedestrian bridge to another public plaza at the potato market.
Obviously we will need more detailed information to make a proper judgement on the project but overall I think the proposals are positive enough!
Proposed Aurthurs Quay Redevelopment