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Dublin City Council has launched a public consultation planning application for a public park at Cork Street. The park which will be called Weaver Park, will be built in The Liberties, an area with few green and open spaces. The new park has been designed by Áit Urbanism + Landscape after a period of community consultation. Carson and Crushell have been involved in the park since the beginning.
It’s been an empty site since November 2008, when the Chamber Street council flats were demolished. The plans for the park include a central lawn that acts as a multi-functional space, a fenced play area for children, a new pavilion and terrace at the entrance from Cork Street and micro wooded and planted areas. A more informal transition zone along the eastern perimeter of the park will allow for future housing development that will overlook the park and improve its safety and security, as well as enhance the streetscape of Cork Street.
Comments on the proposals are now invited by Dublin City Council as part of the Part VIII process. The final date for submissions is 16 November. City councillors will make a final decision on the park later this year. Plans and particulars of the proposed development may be inspected for 6 weeks from Friday, 18 September during public opening hours at the offices of Dublin City Council, Public Counter, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Monday – Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm.