FLORENTINE SITE PLANS REVEALED
MEETING HELD AT TOWN HALL TO GIVE DETAILS OF PROPOSED TOWN CENTRE DEVELOPMENT
Barnes and Marion Chalmers from MacCabe Durney Barnes, and Larry Brennan, Director of Retail at Savills.
Savills have been engaged to represent the new development in terms of negotiating retail tenants.
According to District Administrator David Forde, while there is interest at present, the process proper will begin after the planning stages.
Officials hope that the planning stages will last approximately six months.
Representatives of the council and the project will meet with some of the stakeholders privately to discuss any concerns raised at the meeting.
Mr Forde said that some neighbours of the site have concerns about height, however the scale of the development is much less than that for which Ballymore were granted planning permission, with no residential aspect planned.
The scheme consists of two anchor stores with a combined size of 4,149 square metres, four retail units of approximately 2,657 square metres in total, and four restaurants of approximately 2,220 square metres in total, a six-screen cinema and 256 car parking spaces.
Officials will plan a strategy to address any shortfall in parking from the time work starts on the site between Florence Road and Quinsboro Road which is currently in use as a car park.
Jerry Barnes from MacCabe Durney Barnes, Larry Brennan from Savills and Philip Moynihan at last Tuesday’s meeting.
An aerial view of the main plaza of the proposed Florentine Development (left) and the view from Main Street (right).