Local councillors welcomed the plans, including confirmation that all the homes will be social or affordable, but also flagged the high proportion of studios.
It’s also expecting to bump up the number of homes to be built on the land at St Michael’s Estate, suggests a response to a councillor’s query.
It’s been more than two years since the former Housing Minister said St Michael’s Estate would host the city’s first cost-rental scheme. Progress to date has been slow, say councillors. The longer it takes, the more likely it is that costs will rise.
Most councillors voted against looking at changing direction with the council’s flagship housing projects on Monday. But there was more support for a rethink than before.
At their monthly meeting, Dublin city councillors talked about two sewage-treatment-related proposals, plans for a directly elected mayor, protecting historic structures, and the future of St Michael’s Estate.
It’s been more than three years since Dublin City Council said it planned to use its biggest sites for housing, including land at St Michael’s Estate.
At their monthly meeting on Monday, councillors voted to press ahead with the first major Dublin City Council housing project since the economic crash.