Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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The Limerick Post doing what they do best!
Further delay on Opera Centre
NO start-up date has yet emerged for commencement of construction of the Opera Centre, despite the recent go-ahead from An Bord Pleanala.
The planning authority has imposed a number of conditions, mainly in relation to the preservation of a number of architectural and heritage buildings in the immediate vicinity of the eight-acre site comprising Rutland Street, Patrick Street, Ellen Street, Michael Street and part of Georgeâ€™s Quay.
Speaking to the Limerick Post, Suneil Sharma of the development company, Regeneration said they are currently reviewing An Bord Pleanalaâ€™s decision in detail.
“We will comment on this in a day or two,â€ was all he was prepared to say on Wednesday morning.
Pointing out that there are a number of legal issues to be dealt with before the developers can move forward, leading auctioneer Pat Kearney said:
“This is an ongoing daily situation. The retailers involved have an option to sell out their properties and the developer can say, we want you out by such a date but this hasnâ€™t happened yet.â€
Upbeat that the 250 milion city centre development will get underway shortly, Mayor Joe Leddin said that while the conditions attached to An Bord Pleanalaâ€™s permission will mean a reduction of retail space footage, he is confident the project will get underway shortly.
Welcoming Bord Pleanalaâ€™s ruling in favour of the Opera Centre, Cllr Pat Kennedy said it was good for the city that a number of important historical and heritage buildings will be retained and incorporated into the development.
â€˜Revised drawings incorporating the necessary conservation works and conservation methods will be submitted to City Council prior to commencement of the development and the conservation work will be carried out under the supervision of a conservation architect,â€ he said.
Also that Hartstonge Gate complex is highly disappointing, yet another apartment driven development where the choice of furniture matters more than the quality of the building itself!:rolleyes: