Ballymun land goes on Sale for Shopping Centre development – Reilly
Ballymun Sinn Féin Councillor Noeleen Reilly has said she is optimistic that development of new shopping facilities can take place on Main Street Ballymun as land goes back on the market.
Speaking from Ballymun today, Cllr Reilly:
“We have been here on many occasions before with this piece of land.
“This will be the fourth time it has gone back on the market. After many non-starts I am optimistic that something positive can happen here for the residents of the area.
“The piece of land on offer has been enlarged after negotiations with retailers and Dublin City Council. It is in a prime location on the main street in Ballymun, not far from the M50 and Dublin Airport and beside IKEA.
“Residents have been crying out for shopping facilities for decades in the area. The Regeneration was a big let-down in terms of Economic development.
“A recent survey conducted by Dublin City Council reported that only 10% of residents in Ballymun shop in the local area.
“This is a staggering statistic but is symptomatic of the lack of shopping facilities in Ballymun.
“It also tells me that there is huge potential to develop shopping facilities in the area and to create jobs for local people in retail and construction.
“The new development must be four storeys in keeping with the current streetscape and the Development plan for mixed use areas.
“This means there is also the potential to build residential units and office space both of which we are short of in the area.
“Closing date for offers is 12th November and I hope we can see some development fairly soon after that.”