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Whats the latest update on the Oral Hearings for the Oysterbank development? I have not heard much in over a week. Apart from Capt mc Carthys rebuttal of Tom McSweeneys article in the Echo
People are too busy working 12 hour shifts to pay their mortgages, and sitting in traffic for 2 hours each way to have time to complain.
Millenium Dome, Dublins spire, etc…
The camp field was disposed of as an amenity to local residents. Not for building….so far.
There is a total revamp of the shopping centre involved. I am told that it includes a small multi story parking development. Tescos will be located closer to the douglas west side.
Its been an election promise since about 1980.
At least we still have brittany ferries.
I thought I read here that the plans had been altered in line with objections from residents of the Lower Glanmire road?
Swansea was handy being close to the M4. Pembroke has no advantage over Fishguard,
One wonders what kind of business sells their single major asset before a replacement has been secured.
Those chairs look particularly uncomfortable…
Also, updated sketches of the Blackrock Village/Harbour renewal plan, from O’Mahony Pike website. Thinking back the original proposal was absolutely horrendous…
Seems to tie in well with the Eden Village Park proposal.
Looks good, however the “harbour” is a bit ambitious, unless they want to do a LOT of dredging. Also the Marinas are a no no as they are too close to the channell and the swinging arc for the container/Ro-Ro terminal
There is a new junction included in the plans for the plant.
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A concrete shaft
some people are obviously very easily pleased
Same can be said for a big spike.
At least the shaft has a function.
Amgen. Access to the construction site is between the two quarry exits. Site offices have taken over the small standalone bungalow that was halfway up the hill(used to belong to the water divining people I think). A new sewer line is in the process of being laid also from the Amgen site to Little Island, and much of the route for this pipe has been fenced off in the past few months.
Another way of saying that would be the closer to the truth, “city centre is dead”. Nobody is going to the city centre any more, at least not in the same numbers as five or ten years ago. The scene before christmas made this more obvious. No traffic problems different to any normal shopping day. Oliver plunkett st as it stands is killing business. Shops can only accept deliveries before 11am. Loading bays in abundance along the street remain empty after that. The deliveries who arrive after 11am are forced to park on Patrick st, near Princes st, and usually encroach on the Taxi rank there.
Oh and its haunted too.
The south eastern corner is no more that 20m away from its current location. I doubt the difference would make that much of an impact.
Remember, people thought the eiffel tower was an eyesore.
The distinctive and striking building will still form the centrepiece of the development and will act as a landmark at the gateway to the cityâ€™s port.
I didn’t realise the port needed a gateway landmark. I would have thought the two funnels of the ESB at the marina, Blackrock Castle, or the derilict Radio Operators training house would have sufficed. What about the Silos? Even the half burnt one is still a landmark. The big Blue “Port of cork” sign at the Bonded Warehouses near the courthouse?
What will become of the Old limestone buildings that sit within the walls of the CIE yard at Horgans quay? Will they “fall down” by accident during the construction process(as has already happened elsewhere in the county to listed buildings or those with preservation orders). The way I see it, this further development of accomodation in what was once a commercial zone serves merely to push Industry away from the City. Fewer ships are making the trip to the City Quays, will we see our quaysides becoming another marina for the wealthy WAFIs and their overpriced toys?(W.A.F.I is a nautical term used by proper seafarers to denote those sailors of the wind assisted variety).
The city is on its last legs as a zone of commerce. Nobody is shopping there any more, who wants to run the Gauntlet of Clampers and towaway, and 3 euro an hour parking when you can go to Mahon Point, Ballincollig or blackpool and do all your shopping for free? I took a drive into town on the Rothar earlier on what should have been the Busiest pre christmas shopping day in the city, yet I experience no traffic jams out of the ordinary. I was able to drive down the pedestrianised Oliver plunkett st without putting anyones life at risk,,,
And by the way, where is the historic fountain on Grand Parade gone? This important structure has served as a useful facility for years where many a young student learnt to swim during Rag week. Also missing is the Traffic Island that was used by many motorcyclists as a safe parking space, The new Motorcycle spaces on Patrick St are too small and are often blocked by Goods Vehicles or Taxis. The one opposite the Old examiner office is downright dangerous, as Motorcyclists have to reverse into the tight space, or reverse out into traffic. btw, most bikes dont have reverse gears….
And while I’m on a rant, whats the point of all the loading bays for commercial vehicles on or adjacent to Oliver Plunkett st when its only open until 11am every day? Most deliveries to the city seem to arrive after that and an orderly que of them will be found after 11am delivering to Oliver Plunkett st, while parked on the Taxi rank on Patricks St.