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Limerick City and County Council O’Connell Street Consultation

Limerick City and County Council is holding another round of public consultation days as part of the re-imagining of O’Connell Street Limerick premier thoroughfare.

Following on from the previous series of meeting with various stakeholders and members of the public on design options, an emerging preferred design is emerging.

Limerick City and County Council is now inviting feedback on the emerging preferred design before the formal stage of Public Consultation commences under the Part 8 Planning process.

The design team is interested in your opinions and suggestions on how the proposed design will help improve the public area, regenerate the urban fabric, reduce air pollution and promote noise reduction on O’Connell Street.

Feedback on the emerging preferred design will be considered in the preparation of the formal Part 8 submission for the project.

Following a competitive process Limerick City & County Council (LC&CC) has secured €4.1 million in European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) via the Designated Urban Centre Grants Scheme, this fund is administered by the Southern Regional Assembly. The fund was established to enhance the architectural heritage of our cities and towns while encouraging sustainable development which boosts the economic, social and environmental conditions within Irish urban areas. Most importantly, this fund investment will help to improve the quality of life of the communities that live, work and socialise in our urban centres.

The LUCROC project, which is currently at Feasibility Concept Phase, is now supported by council and brings the estimated investment to approximately €9.1 million. This commitment to the revitalisation of O’Connell Street, the heart of the Limerick/Shannon gateway, will result in quantifiable improvements to urban mobility and the urban environment.

Details of the emerging preferred design will be on display in Merchant’s Quay on Tuesday 20th June 2017 from 4 pm until 7.30pm.

Submissions will be accepted by post and email to the contact details below up to Friday 23rd June 2017. Please come along and have your say!

Further information can be received and submissions can be made to:

David Healy, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90

Tel: 061-407100061-407129

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://smartertrave

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