WHERE LOWER DOMINICK STREET MEETS PARNELL STREET [CONSTRUCTION PROJECT NOW UNDERWAY AFTER MANY DELAYS]
New homes are being built on part of the former Lower Dominick Street ﬂats complex on the east side of Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1, at the junction with Parnell Street.
Originally a Georgian residential street, Dominick Street was constructed in the 1750s by the Dominick family. The area in general was a fashionable place to reside, over time many of the streets fell into decline and many large houses became tenement buildings.
In the 1960s, Dublin City Council cleared Dominick Street of a number of the terraced houses that were in use as tenements and replaced them with eight blocks of five-storey ﬂats, containing 198 units. With a renewed commitment to regeneration and the creation of sustainable communities, the decision was made to demolish these ﬂat complexes and replace them with a mixed-use, mixed tenure scheme.
The regeneration of the Dominick Street area was originally the subject of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) for an extensive mixed use redevelopment on both sides of the street. However the PPP collapsed in 2008, after three of the flat blocks had been demolished and residents re-housed in alternative accommodation, with undertakings for their return.
After many problems and delays a construction contract and on 30th November 2018. Work commenced on 14th January 2019. The project is scheduled to take 28 months with the new homes due to be ready for occupation in June 2021.
The new development will integrate positively with the Luas Green Line service. There will be a community centre available to both the residents of the development and the wider community. The Centre will include an IT Skills Lab with shopfront to the street and a suite of multipurpose rooms arranged around an open courtyard.