Dublin City Council is seeking Urban Regeneration Development Funding from Darragh O Brien T.D. – the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage – for key local projects designed to:
- Improve connections between Kilmainham and Inchicore villages.
- Strengthen the quality of the public realm in both our Villages and adjoining areas.
- Enhance the landscape character of the area which in turn will act as a catalyst for further urban regeneration.
- Identify a Greening Strategy that would enhance and improve existing open space and amenity areas within Kilmainham-Inchicore, making it more liveable and attractive to the community, workers and visitors.
The Development Strategy aims to:
- Advance a strong sense of community through fostering inclusion, healthy living and cultural confidence.
- Promote greater use and improvement of local amenities and assets.
- Address the challenge of Climate Change by reducing pollution, developing green and blue routes, encouraging walking, cycling and supporting local biodiversity measures.
- Support a mix of residential types and tenures, both public (social and cost rental) and private.
- Provide high quality public realm such that the area becomes a more attractive place for job creation.
- Given the proximity of Kilmainham/Inchicore to the City Centre, the report suggests that there is an opportunity to deliver a particular form of urban regeneration. One that will be founded on the 15 Minute City concept – that aims to provide everything you need within a 15 minute short walk or bike; including jobs, school, food, parks, community facilities, medical and more.