The plans include development of the following:
- large creche
- two GAA full size pitches & clubhouse
- public open space
The plans encompass roughly half the of the site. The remainder will be developed by the GAA (circa 5 hectares) to provide a new Maldron ran hotel. This is the subject of a separate planning application which you read about HERE.
The draft proposal is for 1,650 apartments broken down as follows:
- 30% studio, 30% one bedroom apartments, 35% two bedroom apartments and 5% three bedroom apartments.
- All apartments will be rented to residents : 80% will be private rental, 10% will be affordable rental and 10% will be DCC social housing.
Hines are proposing building heights from 2 to 15 storeys. There will be no co-living on the site i.e. all units will have own kitchen
There will be a minimum 20% open green space with priority on keeping existing trees and adding suitable native trees. There will be increased pedestrian permeability with a new bridge over the Tolka and a new riverside walk .
Hines intend lodging a Strategic Housing Development application to An Bord Pleanála (APB) at the start of 2021 which if successful would see first residents occupy homes in 2023.
The full development has a target completion date of 2026.