Every month at meetings of Dublin City Council, I request updates from officials in the Housing Department as to the progress being made of various new housing developments across the North Inner City.
At the September meeting, earlier this week, I took the opportunity to seek clarity on four projects, including:
- The redevelopment of the former Readymix Site on East Wall Road,
- Advancing the new housing complex on the vacant site at the corner of Montpelier Hill and Infirmary Road,
- The feasibility of a new development on derelict sites at the corner of Russell Street and the North Circular Road,
- The current situation relating to the feasibility of redeveloping the existing Fire Maintenance Depot on Stanley Street in Stoneybatter.
With regards the former Readymix site, the City Council will shortly begin a process of local consultation to inform and advise on the type and scale of new housing to be built. Officials are finalising the remaining information that is to be submitted to the Department of Housing, Planning, Heritage and Local Government in order to select a contractor to build the 38 homes that are already the subject of planning permission for the Montpelier Hill and Infirmary Road vacant site. Dublin City Council owns a site at the corner of Russell Street and the North Circular and the Council is in the process of acquiring two adjoining sites in order to increase the potential for a larger number of homes to be built with better facilities and amenities. It is hoped that process can be brought a conclusion early in the new year. I’ll keep you posted on developments here.
Finally, the Deputy Chief Executive confirmed to me that a new site has been acquired to rehouse the Fire Maintenance Depot that is currently located on Stanley Street, just off, Brunswick Street. Once that relocation process is underway, the remaining work associated with the finalising a feasibility study to build at least 275 affordable and public homes on the street will be brought before Councillors.
If you have any specific questions or queries about these projects or any other new housing or redevelopment projects within the North Inner City, please get in touch with me at RayMcAdam@gmail.com.
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Leader, Fine Gael, Dublin City Council
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee