Plans have recently been lodged to An Bord Pleanála to redevelop the green field site opposite Richmond Barracks as a Dublin City Council’s cost rental and social residential development.
In May 2020, Dublin City Council appointed Bucholz McEvoy architects as the integrated design team to prepare a planning application for the Emmet Road regeneration project. This c.4.9 hectares’ site will provide 578 residential (70% cost rental and 30% social housing) units.
The development also includes a community hub, library, crèche, supermarket, café, and a number of commercial units located within open public spaces and tree-lined streets to create a vibrant new neighbourhood in Inchicore.
The proposal aims to build an affordable, sustainable, energy-efficient community supported by local facilities. The design includes shared spaces that enhance both the lives of the residents and the surrounding community, encouraging ‘placemaking’ and social and cultural activity.
Once An Bord Pleanála makes a final decision, the expected timeline for development of new homes is approximately three years.
View the full application online at www.emmetroad.ie