Following the collapse of the McNamara Public Private Partnership regeneration programme, Dublin City Council established a multidisciplinary “Special Task Force” to examine alternative options for the redevelopment of this site. The proposals of the Special Task Force were presented to the December meeting of the City Council and the proposals were approved.
The new “Plan B” proposes to build 200 social, affordable and private housing units on the site with community centre, crèche facilities, commercial retail and a New Public Open Space / plaza to be created along with two new streets improving connectivity, and access through site to Parnell Square. Dublin City Council propose that the development will be carried out in three phases betweeom 2009 and 2019.
The full proposals can be downloaded from the Dublin City Council website: www.dublincity.ie
As a member of the Dominick Street Regeneration Board, I am completely committed to working to ensure that Plan B is delivered on time and in consultation with the residents. I received the following information in reply to a question to the City Manager at the May City Council meeting:
“Dublin City Council is now progressing with Phase 1 of these projects and tenders have been invited for a design team to work with Dublin City Council’s in-house team to develop the design and delivery of an integrated social and affordable housing scheme. Tenders have been received and are currently being assessed.
It is anticipated that planning for the social and affordable elements of this project will be applied for early next year.”