129 residential development in Citywest granted permission
PLANS for 129 residential units at Cooldown Commons have been granted planning permission by South Dublin County Council.
Applicants Cedarvale Commercial Ltd submitted plans for the development at Fortunestown Lane, Dublin 24, earlier this year.
Plans for the site located adjacent to the Fortunestown Luas stop, contain proposals for 52 terraced houses, 47 duplex units, 24 apartments, six detached houses, shops and a crèche.
The overall proposed development follows a street grid pattern set out in the Fortunestown Local Area Plan 2012, presenting an urban edge to the north of Fortunestown Lane Luas line, linking Citywest Shopping Centre to future development lands to the north.
Proposals contain three sectors – the first sector a triangular shaped four storey block facing Fortunestown Lane, containing retail/office units and crèche on ground floor, with apartments above ground.
Sector two comprises a residential block bounded by the new main street to the west, Luas line to the south, and new parkland to the east.
Sector three comprises a small residential block at the north of the site facing on main street.
The proposed development will be accessed from Fortunestown Luas, with a new upgraded signalized junction across the Red Luas line, east of Fortunestown Luas station, and opposite Citywest Shopping Centre.
Lands around Fortunestown, Citywest and Boherboy have undergone significant changes in the last 20 years, with substantial residential and commercial development transforming a rural area into a developing outer suburb.
Developers have submitted plans for further developments throughout the area, with an availability of land zoned for residential under the county development plan.
Council planners listed 28 conditions in granting permission for the plans.
Among them, are that the developer will pay €1,123,000 to the planning authority as a financial contribution in respect of public infrastructure and facilities benefiting the development.