It includes infrastructure plans to facilitate residential and commercial developments, a transport network to improve connectivity between the Docklands and the city centre, and transformation of the public realm.
A new residential access link between Electric Terrace and Rosefield Terrace will be introduced, and Kennedy Quay access from Albert Quay will be restricted, with a new access point at Marina Walk.
Land acquisitions from adjoining properties owners will be sought, but compulsory purchase orders will be pursued in instances where agreements can’t be reached.
Plans are also being developed for a skyscraper development at the former Harbour Commissioners site which includes residential and commercial elements, and a hotel.
The Docklands area is primed for growth as Cork’s population grows with an estimated 320,000 to 360,000 people living in the metropolitan area by 2040, and an immediate influx of people under the city boundary expands next Friday.