Council Develops Masterplan For John Joe Sheehy Road Area

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The masterplan for John Joe Sheehy Road area.

THE redevelopment of the area around John Joe Sheehy Road is among the projects to be pursued by Kerry County Council after a recent funding announcement from the Government.

Tralee Municipal District Manager Michael Scannell gave an update on the Urban Regeneration Development Fund announcement of over €16m for Tralee and the projects to benefit from the funding, at the online meeting of Tralee Municipal District councillors on Monday.

Mr Scannell outlined the funded projects as;

• Tralee Town Centre Pavements

• Market Quarter

• John Joe Sheehy Road Masterplan

• Railway Plaza

• Austin Stack Park Plaza

• Vacancy and Dereliction

• A Community Space at Island of Geese

• Island Of Geese Innovation District — Office Space

• Square Cover Feasibility

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He said there are a number of underutilised tracts of land from John Joe Sheehy Road to Austin Stack Park.

The masterplan includes the creation of plaza areas at Casement Station and at the piece of land opposite Austin Stack Park.

It is also envisaged that new cycle links will be created from the station down to St John’s Church, protected structures at the railway station near the Oakpark road would be revitalised and the area near the Greenway at the Oakpark Road near the station would be enhanced.

How it is envisaged plazas at Casement Station and Austin Stack Park would look.

There would also be a mix of hotel, office and residential developments on the southside of John Joe Sheehy Road.

He said the project would provide an attractive entrance point to people coming into the town and show the town in a positive light. Any plans for the area will have to go to public consultation.

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