EIGHTY-ONE new homes have been officially opened by the Lord Mayor, as part of a number of housing projects.
Between Cork City Council’s Northwest Quarter Regeneration at Knocknaheeny and another Cork City Council project at Blarney Street 71 homes were unveiled.
32 houses and 15 apartments were built at Harbour View Road in Knocknaheeny as part of the Northwest Quarter Regeneration Phase 2a, while 24 new homes at Blarney Street were acquired by Cork City Council under its procurement process for social housing.
A further ten apartments for older people, which were developed by the Respond Housing Association, were officially opened by the Lord Mayor on Dublin Street in Blackpool.
This scheme comprises five two-bedroom apartments and five one-bedroom apartments in a four-storey building. The building was completed in March 2019.
Councillor John Sheehan also unveiled plaques to mark the laying of foundation stones for a further 220 homes. These are set to be constructed at three sites over the coming months.
One of the schemes on Thomas Davis Street will see a 112-unit scheme to be developed by Clúid in partnership with Cork City Council. It is to be built in five blocks, one of which is dedicated to sheltered accommodation for older people.
In addition, the Lord Mayor unveiled plaques marking the foundation stones for two more Respond Housing Association developments - 80 units at Redforge Road and 28 units at Thomas Davis Street in Blackpool. Works commenced on the 28 units in December 2019.
The Lord Mayor said: “It gives me great pleasure and pride as Lord Mayor of Cork City to be able to open so many new homes and mark the commencement of so many more right across the City, especially at this defining time in our history and for the first year of our expanded City.
“I wish to thank everybody involved for their support in getting these critical projects off the ground and may all the families involved enjoy their new homes and communities.”