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Thursday 22 February 2018

€250m plan unveiled to transform city centre

Kathryn Hayes

DETAILS of an ambitious €250m plan to transform Limerick's economy over the next two decades have been unveiled.

'Limerick 2030 – An Economic and Spatial Plan' has the potential to deliver 5,000 new jobs and sets out to change the infrastructure of the city centre and deliver a new vision for Limerick as a centre for investment.

Changes include:

• A renaissance for Limerick's waterfront and the creation of an iconic destination building.

• The transformation of O'Connell St, Catherine St and Henry St.

• A new city square/plaza to define the heart of the city.

• A city centre education campus, to include facilities from LIT, UL and MIC.

• Restoration of the Georgian Quarter.

Limerick City and County Councils Manager Conn Murray described it as "a once-in-a-generation plan to guide the economic, social and physical renaissance" of the city.

Irish Independent

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