Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is currently preparing plans to create a new pedestrian space called Myrtle Square in front of Bloomfield’s Shopping Centre.
With this in mind they have just opened consultation to get the local public’s opinion on the plans.
The public realm works will extend the full length of Convent Lane to the junction with Convent Road.
According to the council, the project aims to stimulate a vibrant streetscape which will encourage footfall in this location and throughout the town centre.
Works will include the following features:
- A landmark?public?plaza?and upgrade of Convent Lane as a pedestrianised zone
- The removal of through traffic, the loading bays and car parking,
- The re-location of the disabled parking spaces and taxi rank,
- Minor re-configuration of Georges Street Lower at various locations
- Minor reconfiguration of the Convent Road/Convent lane junction,
- Re-configured and controlled access for deliveries,
- The demolition of numbers 35-37 Georges Street to create Myrtle Square with a large feature canopy structure
- Planters incorporating trees, underplanting and integrated seating,
- A feature play unit
- Greening of Convent Lane through soft landscaping and tree planting,
- Bin storage, relocation of services as required, callisthenics play zones, public lighting, sustainable urban drainage and all ancillary building and civil engineering works.
The DLR consultation on the proposed works can be found at: https://dlrcoco.citizenspace.com/parks/pc-pks-01-20-proposed-development-of-myrtle-square/consultation/intro/