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17/01/2020

Masterplan for Limerick city centre development progresses

Words: Roger Milne
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Ambitious proposals to develop a large area of publicly owned brownfield land in Limerick city centre, which include up to 10,000 new homes, have made significant progress.

The state’s recently established Land Development Agency has just signed a memorandum of understanding with Limerick City and County Council, the Health Service Executive (HSE) and public transport operator CIÉ to draw up a masterplan for 50 hectares of land at and around the city’s Colbert train and bus station.

The huge site is composed of derelict and underused CIÉ, hospital and local authority land. The project is being billed as a model of urban renewal.

An architectural team will now draw up a masterplan for the scheme.

Dr Pat Daly, chief executive of Limerick City and County Council, said the initiative represented a hugely transformative development for the heart of the city.

He added: “The plan could see the development of homes, leisure and office space in the centre of the city with direct transport links to other Irish cities within walking distance of the new development.”

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