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Reimagining Limerick Georgian Laneways

Limerick Georgian Laneway project could see laneways become places that offer a quiet sanctuary from city life, car-free spaces to socialise or places to experience nature. 

Reimagining Limerick Georgian Laneways

Limerick City and County Council is embarking on a project to rejuvenate and reimagine Limerick’s city centre laneways.

Some of the laneways currently offer a good setting for community, residential or business uses. However, many laneways are currently used mainly for parking access and bin storage.

If they were designed better they could provide space to experience culture and art, a space for children to play or an exercise area.

The Limerick Georgian Laneways could become places that offer a quiet sanctuary from city life, car-free spaces to socialise or places to experience nature.

A team of architects, designers and engineers has been appointed to re-think the Limerick Georgian Laneways and we are keen to hear your thoughts and ideas.

Your feedback will help shape the vision and strategy for the Limerick Laneways, as well as the designs for the first seven laneways.

There will also be further opportunities to view and comment on emerging proposals in 2021.

Your responses will be anonymous – although we do ask some profile questions at the end to help us understand who we have engaged. You can skip any questions.

To participate in the survey and have your say about the future development and usage of Limerick’s laneways log on to Limerick’s Consultation Portal MyPoint and complete the survey HERE

The closing date for the survey is Monday 14 December 2020 at 5pm.

If you would like to become more involved in the re-imagining of our laneways, an online community workshop is being held on Tuesday 08 December between 7pm and -8.30pm via Zoom.

The workshop will consist of a short presentation followed by roundtable discussion to understand what you feel are the key issues and opportunities for the laneways.

Sign up to participate in the workshop at Eventbrite HERE

Rosie Webb, Head of Urban Innovation in Limerick City and County Council said: “Limerick’s Georgian heritage is a fantastic resource and a jewel in our city crown. Reimagining the laneways which connect streets is an important way to develop the city centre and attract more people to live there. This is a great opportunity to gather thoughts and ideas from people about what the laneways might look like in the future. I’m really looking forward to seeing the responses we receive and seeing how these can help shape how we approach these much loved spaces”

The Limerick Laneways project is part of the wider Living Georgian City initiative, which aims to revitalise Limerick city centre. It recently won a Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Award in the Enhancing the Urban Environment category. Limerick Georgian Laneway project

The Council has received funding to produce a guidance document, which will show how public parts of the laneways could be improved, looking at issues such as movement, planting, lighting, and refuse.

The study will cover 25 laneways in the city centre, with seven of these laneways being designed to a greater level of detail. Limerick Georgian Laneway project

 

For more information on the Living Georgian City initiative log on to Limerick.ie HERE

For more stories on Limerick Georgian Laneways go HERE

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