Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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That’s terrible news. The last Georgian terrace north of O’Connell St. is going to be destroyed. Rutland St. is one of the last streets with Georgian integrity in the city. Even though half of them are gone, Patrick St. at least along that side still has a strong Georgian character too. Half of the other side of Patrick St. has been f*cked by a remarkably similar development 20 years or so ago (Arthur’s Quay shopping centre). The similarities are striking – a development company acquires 60 or 70% of an entire Georgian block of buildings, demolishes them and builds a shoping centre. The result will also be the same; in twenty years time people will be looking at old photos of the Rutland St. terrace wondering what sort of idiots thought that it would be an improvement for the city to replace half the terrace. Or it’ll be like the Dunnes centre on Sarsfield St. Handing over an entire city block to a single developer has a terrible history in Limerick. I can’t see any objections from the council offices at all given how hungry they are for rates.