FLORENTINE SITE PLANS RE­VEALED

MEET­ING HELD AT TOWN HALL TO GIVE DE­TAILS OF PRO­POSED TOWN CEN­TRE DEVEL­OP­MENT

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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).

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