Public can have their say on modernising shopping centre
A VIRTUAL consultation room for a scheme that involves the upgrading of the Castletymon Shopping Centre and its surrounding area is open, and the community is invited to have its say.
South Dublin County Council this week launched a virtual consultation room for the Castletymon Enhancement Project, which will remain open until Tuesday, January 4.
The proposed scheme involves the upgrading and modernisation of the Castletymon Shopping Centre and surrounding area, including improvements such as wider footways and the creation of a plaza space within and around the local retail hub.
Cycleways and landscaping along the roadway from the new Castletymon Library/Bancroft Park and Tymon Park/National Basketball Arena are also included in the proposal.
The council, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA), are trying to develop an improved cycle network throughout the county, with cycleways proposed for Castletymon feeding into this vision.
Speaking on the launch of the consultation, Mick Mulhern, Director of Land Use, Planning and Transportation with the council, said: “Our county villages and centres are really important places for our local communities and the different businesses there.
“We have over 60 centres across South Dublin, some of which are fantastic and successful places, but others need more attention to improve them in a way that encourages people to spend more time in them and to use them as public meeting spaces, which will in turn help to support local businesses.
“To this end, the council agreed a programme of district centre improvement projects in Sept 2020.
“This proposal at Castletymon is the first project to progress to the planning stage and we have now launched a virtual consultation room, which can be accessed at home at any point up to January 4, 2022.
“We want to hear your thoughts on the scheme and any suggestions you may have to improve on it.”
Visit the virtual consultation room here, www.DCEPconsultation.com