Earlier this week, I attended the latest Advisory Group meeting to oversee the redevelopment of the Wholesale Fruit & Vegetable Market.
The City Council is advancing the project on a variety of fronts, including the undertaking of market soundings for the possible viability of such a City Market in the current economic climate, arising from the Coronavirus pandemic. The feedback generated from this process will feed into the Council’s plan to seek possible tenders for Design, Build, Finance and Operate a new City Market. I will update you further on that across the coming weeks.
This week’s meeting also received a presentation on the naming of the market. Four names were put forward for consideration by the Advisory Group which incorporate a local sense of place, historical connection with the building itself and the city of Dublin too. While the Advisory Group will consider the matter further over the coming days, I would welcome any suggestions you have about a permanent name for Dublin’s new City Market.
Email me your suggestions to RayMcAdam@gmail.comand I will put forward them forward to the Markets Advisory Group.
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Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee