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See The New Plans For College Green Civic Plaza

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12:48 8 May 2017


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Dublin City Council has unveiled it's new plan for a civic space at College Green. The proposed design shows how the area will look when it's pedestrianised.

The space, made up of 73200 sq. metres, is being designed to host major events and public gatherings for up to 15,000 people.

The plaza will be tree lined and paved with granite stones.

In order to make the best use of space, the existing trees will be removed and 22 new trees will be planted.

The Henry Grattan and Thomas Davis monuments will be restored, with the Thomas Davis statue relocated further west of its current position.


The plaza will also include a new cycle route along with an open water sculpture.

32 individual water jets which will be controlled depending on the seasons and events taking place at College Green. 
As part of the design there will be a new turning circle for buses and taxi ranks will be relocated to nearby streets.

There will be two-way traffic routes for taxis, buses and the new Luas Cross City running in a north-south direction around the front of Trinity College.

Dublin City Council will submit the project to An Bord Pleanála for consideration later this month.

Construction of the College Green civic space is due to start in January of next year following a public tender process and it will take a year to complete. 

Dick Brady, Assistant Chief Executive, Dublin City Council said: "The College Green project is a major public realm project which reflects the Council's desire to continuously improve the city's attractiveness for citizens, support its economic vibrancy and maintain its place as a top destination for visitors."

Dublin City Architect Ali Grehan said that the proposed design for College Green was shaped following extensive consultation with the public and stakeholders.

 


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