To: An Bord Pleanála, Darragh O'Brien TD Minister for Housing, Dublin Corporation
Convert Dublin Port to Housing
We have a housing crisis. If only there was a large area of land, in the centre of a city, facilitated by public transport.
This article sums up the idea:
- Easy Luas connection (the Red Line current goes to the Point);
- Located in the centre of town (environmentally efficient and in furtherance of the 15-minute-city prospect);
- Beside an existing shopping centre with a large potential for growth (the Point contains large numbers of half empty shopping units);
- Well connected to the airport (Dublin tunnel);
- A large area of land pleasantly located (beside the sea);
- A better use of the land (it's currently either a through-fare or a de facto car park);
- Precedent exists for such a conversion of land: https://nordregio.org/sustainable_cities/fjordbyen/
- Relocating the dock could reduce economic disparities (think of the local economy that could spring up wherever it is relocated);
- Compulsory purchase order likely needed (but the common good necessitates housing);
- Economic cost of relocating;
- Lengthy process of determining a new location
- Hotels would love the idea.
Why is this important?
We're in a housing crisis; it's an obvious solution.
The land is barely accessed or beneficial to the majority of the Dublin population. This would further the community of North Wall and help the housing solution.