Re: Thick as theives – CCC!
😡 CCC, who at their meeting last night (Monday 14th March 2005), were set to vote on allowing Howard WebWorks Ltd (a company owned by Howard Holdings) possess the Albert Quay site on a 700 year lease from the City Council to develop a 4-storey WebWorks development designed by STW, have voted against such a permission being granted. They claim that a number of councillors are worried about passing over a public building such as Albert House over to a private developer. By a margin of just 2 votes, the motion failed to pass. Joe Gavin is said to be majorly ticked off – and who could blame him. The centre would have been the first of its kind – and was designed in conjunction with CCC. Enterprise Ireland have already begun marketing the project, which they will lease from, to provide start-up businesses with an incubation style setting. Issues concerning the project will be deferred to the next meeting were it is hoped another meeting will take place.
😡 And on another delightful note, Fine Gael councillor Colm Burke (former Lord Mayor) proposed to City Manager Joe Gavin that CIE be threatened with a CPO regarding Horgan’s Quay after 7 years of blatant lies, insults and broken promises on its redevelopment. John Lynch, Chair of CIE, has basically given another 2-fingers to Cork in another recent CIE-issued statement were he said that the promised Urban Rail network (which would have included stations at Blarney, Blackpool and so on) was no longer a CIE concern for the time-being. Joe Gavin said a CPO was unfeasible at this time.