4.7.1 Docklands Public Realm Masterplan 2014

The docklands of Dublin have gone through extensive change following decades of urban regeneration in what was a decaying part of the urban fabric.

Its developing public realm vision is contemporary, international and reflects the ambitious nature of the area.

Following the economic downturn, new impetus is being given to its continued development there by the creation of a Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) for the North Lotts and Grand Canal. The resulting SDZ Planning Scheme recognises the value of a quality public realm with particular reference to the maritime character of the docklands and developing central squares in each of the five hubs of the scheme.

A public realm masterplan to reflect the vision of the SDZ planning scheme, which provides the framework for future implementation projects has now been produced.