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    • #710524
      Radioactiveman
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      The Grand Parade/ City Library has been given the go ahead by An Bord Pleanala. About time too!!

      PS Is there a reason why we can no longer link to images?

    • #807082
      Anonymous
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      @Radioactiveman wrote:

      The Grand Parade/ City Library has been given the go ahead by An Bord Pleanala. About time too!!

      PS Is there a reason why we can no longer link to images?

      Radioactiveman – do you know where the info for the City Library is posted? Looked on the CCC website but couldn’t see it mentioned.

      Cheers.

    • #807083
      Anonymous
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      My understanding is that the conditions attached to the grant of permission by ABP make the project completely unviable – Hope I’m wrong!

    • #807084
      Anonymous
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      do we know what they are? cant be that bad can they? the main issue was the city wall underneath

    • #807085
      Anonymous
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      ABP are keeping the conditions under wraps at the moment.
      I believe that one condition reduces the size of the library, CCC would need to study the conditions as well as Frinailla as the reduction in “flying freehold” area could lead to a bad deal for the city deteriorating into yet another (former) city owned property fiasco.

    • #807086
      Anonymous
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      waiting to hear more but the size of the library has been significantly reduced and apparently the overall development has lost an average of three floors all round

    • #807087
      Anonymous
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      @kite wrote:

      ABP are keeping the conditions under wraps at the moment.
      I believe that one condition reduces the size of the library, CCC would need to study the conditions as well as Frinailla as the reduction in “flying freehold” area could lead to a bad deal for the city deteriorating into yet another (former) city owned property fiasco.

      ABP haven’t posted their report online yet, which must be some sort of freedom of information breach.

    • #807088
      Anonymous
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      City Library Bord Decision:

      http://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/226425.htm

    • #807089
      Anonymous
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      @SoundsDreamy wrote:

      See the boardwalk opposite tax office is finished.
      The ACC building at the end of boardwalk really stands out.
      Great potential once vacated by acc. Potentail for Bar/cafe. South West facing aspect. Not many bars in the city where you catch the sun when sitting outside.

      Great potential for the whole strip of Grand Parade from the river to the library. It’s a crying shame all those great (and not so great) buildings are left in such an ugly state of disrepair now that the street is more or less completed.

    • #807090
      Anonymous
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      Well it looks like one development is going ahead in the Grand Parade area

      http://www.examiner.ie/irishexaminer/pages/story.aspx-qqqg=ireland-qqqm=ireland-qqqa=ireland-qqqid=82709-qqqx=1.asp

      What is the story with the library is that still in appeal or has planning been given?

    • #807091
      Anonymous
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      @Leesider wrote:

      Well it looks like one development is going ahead in the Grand Parade area

      Does anyone have any images of this development?

    • #807092
      Anonymous
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      try this link for an image of development
      http://www.bamcivil.ie/live/bam_property/bam_prop.html

    • #807093
      Anonymous
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      @starchaser wrote:

      Does anyone have any images of this development?

      Hear…

    • #807094
      Anonymous
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      There has been plenty of discussion regarding the merits and demerits of those new glass ‘coffeepods’ on Grand Parade. Seems we’ve lost the battle on these long ago.

      Anyway, Coffee Station (with another outlet at Western Road) have opened in the pod adjacent to the City Library. Fit out is underway in the Bishop Lucey Park coffeepod for (I believe) another well known coffee outlet.

      Passing the City Library recently I noticed that (a) the coffee station has a big ugly green generator out the back (i.e. on Grand Parade). I would have presumed that these would all be linked up to mains electricity by now? If not, why not?

      Also, the once very, very, very mildly elegant pod is now summited by an upright air-conditioning unit slapped on the roof.Hideous!

      Seriously, this sort of gross stupidity just makes me want to cry! Surely proper, integrated air-con and connection to the national grid would be the first thing the landlord would deal with. But, of course, we all know who the landlord is in this case:eek:

      I hope that both the generator and air-con unit are very temporary and that this is certainly NOT carried on in front of the Cornmarket gates and the English Market facade further up the street.

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