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Prussia Street Planning Application – former Motor Valu site

Local Planning and development can however, have a big impact on our community. The following planning application that may be of interest to you.

Former Motor Valu site at 84 – 87 Prussia Street, including the lands to the rear of the building.


  • Demolition of existing single storey commercial building.
  • Construction of a purpose built student accommodation centre, comprising of:
  • 203 bed spaces in 32 separate accommodation units throughout the site.

  • Each development block will vary in height between one and four storeys high.
  • It is proposed that a four storey building (3 storey plus 4th storey set-back) will from onto Prussia Street.
  • It is suggested that the complex be used for student accommodation connected with a Higher Education Institute during the academic year.
  • It is further proposed that it could be used for tourist / visitor accommodation during academic year holiday periods.
  • Outdoor amenity areas are to be provided throughout the site.
  • Other services to be provided include Lounge, Gym, Concierge and social room
  • Ground floor laundry room, bin store areas, etc.
  • 3x set-down / drop off car parking spaces to be provided.
  • 120x sheltered bicycle parking spaces also to be included.
  • Access to the development will be via controlled pedestrian access from Prussia Street.


The Planning reference number is 4035/16.

This planning application was lodged on November 2nd 2016. Should you wish to see the full application it is available online at

Should you wish to submit an objection, please submit your objection in writing to the Planning Department, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 2 inclusive of the €20 fee before December 6th 2016. I am also arranging for a briefing for local residents with officials in the Planning Department of the City Council to outline the particulars of this planning application. If you would be interested in attending such a briefing, please let me know.

If you or your family have any questions or queries arising from the details provided above, please contact me at


raymcadam View All

Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City

Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee

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