Emmet Road (Formerly Saint Michael's Estate)
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Emmet Road (formerly St. Michael’s Estate), was the third site proposed to be developed under the Housing Land Initiative. In 2018, Dublin City Council, in consultation with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, identified the land at Inchicore as an option for a pilot cost-rental project. In July 2018, the Minister for Housing, Community and Local Government Mr Eoghan Murphy unveiled plans for the proposed development. The cost rental model of housing is a first-in-type initiative for Dublin City Council that typically provides affordable accommodation for moderate-income households in urban areas of high demand for residential accommodation. The rent is based on the cost of construction of housing, financing costs and the maintenance of the building.
The development proposed for the main c.4.9 hectares’ site is predominantly residential in nature comprising of a mix of 70% cost rental and 30% social housing units, supplemented and supported by community facilities and a neighbourhood fronting a new civic space off Emmet Road.
In April 2019, Dublin City Council appointed an Urban Design team led by DMOD Consultants to prepare a development framework plan for the optimum model of redevelopment for the site. The development framework plan provides a ‘proof of concept’ proposal. Achieving the optimum balance between density, quality and affordability is the aim of the development framework plan. The comprehensive development framework plan formed the basis for the brief for the tender process for the procurement of the architect led integrated design team.
In May 2020, Bucholz McEvoy were appointed as architect lead for the design, obtaining all statutory consents and delivery on site of a new sustainable neighbourhood of the highest quality.
The development will be subject to the planning procedure as set out in Part 10, Section 175 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).