Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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â‚¬40m Limerick project delayed
26th Nov 2008
A â‚¬40m city centre retail development given the go-ahead in Limerick has been delayed indefinitely after an appeal was lodged with An Bord Pleanana.
The objection was lodged with the planning appeals body this week just two days before the four-week deadline.
Limerick City planners last month gave planning permission for the five-storey 60,000 square foot retail and office development on a site between Glentworth Street, Lower Catherine Street and Mallow Street.
The development will create up to 200 jobs in its construction phase alone.
The ambitious project is being developed by the Catherine Street Partnership consortium.
Noel Harrington, a member of the consortium, has said publically that there is huge support for the project from local businesses.
He has said the development would result in a new business hub in the city centre, and would play an important part in helping its regeneration.
The site is zoned as a commercial area and forms part of the city area identified by Limerick City Council for conservation and re-generation.
The project has been well received by local businesses and residents as a portion of the existing site has been derelict for some years and is sometimes a focus of anti-social behavior.
The development, designed by award-winning architects Murray O Laoire, is also seen as important in creating a new commercial and amenity centre for the city.
This post was in the irish Construction weekly publication