Opening of a public consultation process on urban regeneration in West Dublin
A public consultation process is underway following the announcement of a major joint urban regeneration effort located on the western outskirts of Dublin city center, which aims to create 40,000 homes and 75,000 jobs.
The aim of the City Edge project is to reimagine “large areas of underutilized land”. The project is a joint venture between South Dublin County Council (SDCC) and Dublin City Council (DCC) with local authorities claiming that the proposed development covers 700 hectares of land around Naas Road, Ballymount and Park West.
Mick Mulhern, Director of Planning and Transport at SDCC, says the project has the potential to become one of the most ‘transformational’ regeneration programs ever in Ireland.
“Today the region is a vibrant and important part of Dublin, but over 700 hectares there is scope to use this land more intensively to support the city’s expansion and provide space for up to to 75,000 jobs and 40,000 homes. “
John O’Hara, Planning Officer, DCC, says the project can achieve the goal of national planning frameworks of delivering compact and climate-resilient urban growth.
“Achieving this goal depends on maximizing the potential of existing and planned state-of-the-art public transport, combined with a strong place-building strategy focused on the 15-minute city concept. The active collaboration of all parties, public-private, is necessary to achieve the scale of urban regeneration required.
Transport links are under consideration, including an expansion of the Luas and rail networks. Ideas revolve around new Luas stops on the Luas line between Kylemore and the Red Cow.
Meanwhile, an international master plan team has been selected to conduct a detailed study of the region and produce a vision for the future of this part of Dublin.
An important part of the process is the public comment period, during which members of the public are invited to contribute to the development.
To support this, a four-week non-statutory public consultation is underway and will run until October 6 at midnight.
During this time, any member of the public can review the emerging City Edge concept plan and make a submission. In addition, as part of this broad consultation, SDCC and CDC will organize two live online forums on September 22 and 30, which will provide a better understanding of the proposals and challenges of the project.
Viewing information as well as details on how to access live online events and how to make a submission can be viewed at cityedge.ie
SDCC and DCC will also host the City Edge international conference on September 29-30. This series of live events will provide a unique opportunity to discuss and learn about global best practice approaches for the design and delivery of large-scale regeneration projects.
This is an online event open to the public and will feature a range of high profile national and international speakers from Dublin, London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Singapore, all of whom have been involved in urban regeneration projects. important and successful.
They will share their experiences of designing and carrying out complex regeneration projects and how the lessons of their projects could be applied to the City Edge project.
It is understood that Nordhaven in Copenhagen and Kings Cross in London are among the areas used as models for the project.