The City Edge Project will be a transformative initiative, re-imagining the Naas Road, Ballymount and Park West areas in Dublin. Dublin City and South Dublin County Council want to hear what you think about the future of this place. Make a submission at our online portal and leave your feedback.
All documents detailing the work to date and the emerging preferred scenario are available to view at our information hub.Visit the information hub
What is the City Edge Project?
The City Edge Project represents the most significant housing and economic opportunity ever undertaken in the Dublin Region and has the potential to be one of the largest and most transformational regeneration projects in Europe.
Located in the Naas Road, Ballymount and Park West areas of Dublin, this 700 hectare landbank is currently well served by public transport and located in close proximity to Dublin City Centre. Today the area is home to a thriving employment base with 1,500 businesses and some 25,000 employees, along with 5,000 residents living in well-established communities. Over time this area could be more intensely used with the potential to provide a new urban quarter accommodating up to 40,000 n homes and 75,000 jobs.
In response to National Policy, this project sees Dublin City and South Dublin County Council working together to plan for a sustainable and resilient future for this area, the people who live and work there, but also setting out how this area could play an important role in supporting a sustainable future for Dublin.
The City Edge Project will provide a framework for the future growth of this area. Work on this commenced in July 2020 and is funded under the Government’s Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF). The current Phase of the Project, (Phase 1) has two stages: i) Baseline Analysis, which has been completed and ii) Strategic Framework to inform the sustainable development of the area, into the future.
SDCC and DCC will be hosting live online events in relation to City Edge Project.
City Edge International Conference
The City Edge International Conference will provide a unique opportunity to discuss and learn about Best Practice approaches to designing and delivering large scale regeneration projects.
Hosted by Shane Coleman of Newstalk, the conference will take place over two mornings on the following dates and times:
Wednesday 29th September 2021:
9am – 11am — Delivering Regeneration
Thursday 30th September 2021:
9am – 11am — Placemaking
City Edge Emerging Concept Plan
SDCC and DCC will host two specific events focussed on the City Edge Emerging Concept Plan. This will provide the opportunity to get a further understanding and detail of the project as well as its challenges and to also pose some questions. The presentation will be given on the following dates and times:
Wednesday 22nd September 2021:
3pm – 4:15pm
Thursday 30th September 2021
7pm – 8:15pm
The emerging vision for the City Edge Project
To create a new mixed use and climate resilient high density urban quarter in the city, where the citizens of the Greater Dublin Area will be able to access affordable homes, live close to where they work, in an area home to outstanding public amenities and public transport services. Building upon its rich history of employment, the area will support the retention, consolidation and the creation of new employment opportunities, culminating in the creation of a self-sustaining and integrated part of the city, where family, community, visitors and the economy can prosper in a distinctive Dublin setting.
What’s happening now —
To help shape the City Edge Project, a non-statutory 4- week public consultation programme will run from the 9th of September 2021 to midnight 6th of October 2021.
Here’s how you can have your say
Feedback and views are being sought on the analysis of the area to date, together with an emerging vision and concept.
All submissions regarding the City Edge Project may be made from Thursday 9th September 2021 to midnight Wednesday 6th of October 2021 via:
Alternatively, submissions can be made in writing to Senior Executive Officer, Forward Planning Section, Land Use Planning & Transportation Department, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Please make your submission by one medium only. Submissions should list the persons or bodies that make submissions. Submissions will be summarised in a report, which will list the persons or bodies that make submissions. The report will be submitted to the members of South Dublin County Council and Dublin City Council and will be available to view by members of the public thereafter. The Personal Data Privacy Statement in relation this project can be viewed here.
Following public consultation, the Project team will incorporate feedback and refine and finalise the City Edge Strategic Framework based on a preferred scenario by December 2021, concluding Phase 1 of the project.
Phase 2, the Plan Making phase of the project will commence in early 2022 and see the preparation of a statutory plan that will be based on this stage of work.
Following the preparation of the Plan, the final Implementation Phase (Phase 3), will commence where key projects of the Plan required for delivering change will be brought forward for planning permission, detailed design and construction.