HEUSTON SOUTH QUARTER - ANOTHER PLAN FOR THE AREA HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED
I came across a new phrase this week and it is "Transport Orientated Development". TOD is a form of urban development that seeks to maximise the provision of housing, employment, public services and leisure space within close proximity to transport nodes (e.g. rail and/or bus) that are serviced by frequent, high quality services. I do hope that it is not as disappointing or regressive as Privately Owned Public Spaces or POPS.
As, yet another, Heuston Master Plan was announced this week [16 November 2021] I decided to revisit some photographs of the area as it was in 2016. Back then it was the Heuston South Quarter and was described as mixed use urban quarter located in an area of immensely important historic and cultural heritage. The development includes a full mix of symbiotic functions working closely to create a new urban quarter. The development includes residential, office, hotel, cultural and retail uses and required the development of new streets and public spaces. The 350 new residential units ensures the occupancy and lively redevelopment of the once neglected area of Dublin.
Heuston Masterplan Summary [New Plan]
Key features of the Heuston Station Masterplan include:
• Opportunity for a substantial quantum of mixed-use development (210,000+ sqm) including 1,000+ residential units;
• The creation of an exemplar of Transport Orientated and Sustainable Development;
• Provision of substantial new pedestrian and cycling infrastructure to include new cross-Liffey bridges, 5000 cycle parking spaces and high quality public realm;
• Opening up of circa 1km of river frontage and interlinking the green assets of Phoenix Park and IMMA;
• Safeguarding of ongoing transport operations and planned enhancements.
HEUSTON SOUTH QUARTER - DUBLIN
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