Designs for the centre of the new town planned for Cherrywood in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown were published today. The developer, Hines, has applied for planning permission for 1,269 apartments and ½ million square feet of retail space. Another 7,500 homes are planned as part of this new town but it will be the urban design and architecture of the town centre that will define the character of Cherrywood.
At first glance, I can see that a lot of the roads and parking are underground, leaving a lot of pedestrian space which is welcome. I’ll write more when I’ve had a chance to study the planning files in detail.
If permission is granted, the developer says that he plans to begin construction by June 2018 and finish by June 2021.
Other information from the developer:
- Electric Car Recharging Points – 150 (Phase 1)
- Pedestrian pathways, tracks and greenways – 37 km
- Dedicated Cycle Lanes – 25 km
- Bicycle Spaces – 2,600
- All 4 Cherrywood LUAS platforms will be 90 metres long in anticipation of any future extension of tram lengths or line upgrade to Metro
For now – here are some photo-montages of the planned town centre. Write in the comments to tell me your first impressions and any questions you have.
Here is a map to help you get your bearings. The yellow line is the path of the Luas. The blue circle to the right is the Spar convenience shop.