Town will be ‘trans­formed’

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

There are a num­ber of eye-catch­ing pro­pos­als in the ‘Our Balbriggan’ plan that are set to trans­form the town in the next few years.

Un­der the plan, a large event and mar­ket space is planned off Quay Street which will con­tain a lin­ear park at the heart of Balbriggan, along the Bracken River. It will fea­ture tiered seat­ing for events and stall struc­tures for weekly mar­kets, with the his­tor­i­cal stone struc­ture of the Rail­way Viaduct and Balbriggan Har­bour as a spec­tac­u­lar back­drop.

A vi­brant mar­ket space is also planned for un­der the arches of the Rail­way Viaduct, with the ad­di­tion of free-stand­ing stall struc­tures for weekly and sea­sonal mar­kets. The RNLI Boathouse as a café space with ad­di­tional seat­ing, paving and light­ing.

A re­vamped Rail­way Street vista will pro­vide a fresh wel­come to the town. High­light­ing Balbriggan as a vis­i­tor des­ti­na­tion, open­ing up the his­tor­i­cal train sta­tion and bring­ing into use the sta­tion master’s house with ac­com­pa­ny­ing trees, plant­ing, paving, art­work and sig­nage.

An ex­cit­ing new har­bour ex­pe­ri­ence will cre­ate a lively water­front.

The Bracken River will be an in­te­gral part of the re­ju­ve­na­tion plan, flow­ing through the town and fram­ing the new pub­lic places. This new land­mark cor­ner at the main street will pro­vide the en­try to a re­vamped Mill Pond pub­lic park, built around the river with new gen­er­ous civic spa­ces, pedes­trian and cy­cle ways.

A vi­sion for the viaduct arches

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