🙂 Anna O’Connor (Sandymount, Dublin) has reapplied to CCC for permission to redevelop her site at the corner of York Street/Hill and Wellington Road. Her previous application was refused on grounds of height and overdevelopment – it included, a 6-storey building over basement carpark w/ 24 apartments and 800sq ft of office accommodation on the ground floor – all built around a courtyard area. The new application is significantly toned down with a generally 4-storey (max’ing at 5-storeys south along York Hill) building containing 17 apartments, all with balconies, landscaped courtyard and basement parking. The site is in much need of development – but it is located within a highly sensitive area. MV Cullinan Architects are responsible for the design. A decision is due on the 9th June 2005.
🙂 Blakeshaw Ltd have been granted permission to change usage of the former church at Our Lady’s Hospital along the Lee Road, to a new restaurant and bar facility. The church will be fully renovated and its surrounding gardens landscaped, with ancillary parking provided for. The new facility has promised to provide a high-standard in ‘dining’ for Cork. The grant comes despite an objection from Councillor Michael O’Connell, who feared the provision of a bar in the area would lead to unwelcome late night activities in the area. :rolleyes: