Grafton Street Quarter

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Grafton Street Quarter Public Realm Plan

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The Grafton Street Quarter Public Realm Plan sets out the vision for the future of the public realm in the area.  The Grafton Street Quarter is centred on Grafton Street and its supporting network of streets and spaces extending to one of the city’s premier squares - St. Stephen’s Green to the south, Trinity College and another major public space - College Green to the north, South Great George’s Street to the west and over to Dawson Street and Molesworth Street to the east.

The public realm comprises the range of streets, squares and city spaces, small and large, that are the open areas within the city’s built fabric.  Quality public realm plays a vital role in how the area functions and its attractiveness to those who live in, work in or visit it.  The quality of that public realm is created by the cohesiveness of all of its elements - paving, street furniture, lighting, street planting and art work which are set in the context of the buildings and the façades that enclose it.

Whilst the Grafton Street Quarter Public Realm Plan aims to co-ordinate the approach to the public realm in the Grafton Street Quarter and to create coherence throughout the street network, it recognises the need to formulate a design for each unique space and individual street through the appropriate arrangement of elements.

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Grafton Street Improvement Scheme

Public interest and comment in how public spaces are made and managed is always welcome and members of the public were invited to make a submission on the draft Grafton Street Quarter Public Realm Plan before Friday, 15th November 2013.

35 submissions were received from a variety of agencies including the National Transport Authority, An Taisce, Dublin City BID and the Department of Health. Submissions were also received from a number of businesses and business organisations located in the Grafton Street Quarter including local businesses as well as from interested members of the public (see Appendix 1 of the report on submissions for a full listing). 

Dublin City Council wishes to express its appreciation to those who reviewed the Grafton Street Quarter Draft Public Realm Plan and took the time to make submissions. Each of the 35 submissions received were fully considered by the Grafton Street Quarter Project Team and have been included in a report for City Council. Comments gathered from this consultation process will inform and influence the future development of the detailed improvement proposals across the Grafton Street Quarter.

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