Regeneration of St. Michael's Estate

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Michael O'Flanagan08/02/2009While the turmoil continues about the failure to proceed with the Regeneration of St.Michael's Estate visitors to Inchicore.Info can view the protests outside City Hall on Youtube by going to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-Gzq3vweXE

Michael O'Flanagan
Michael O'Flanagan08/02/2009Further information re; The regeneration of St. Michael's estate can be found at http://www.stmichaelsestate.ie/about/about_us_eng.html
Michael O'Flanagan03/07/2009MINISTER FOR the Environment John Gormley has approved funding for 32 new social units at St Michael’s Estate, Inchicore – more than one year after the collapse of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme for the complex.

Developer Bernard McNamara was to have built 165 social, 75 affordable and 480 private homes on the site of the dilapidated 1970s flat complex in Inchicore under a PPP deal with Dublin City Council.

The PPP for St Michael’s Estate, along with four others in similar estates in the north inner city, collapsed in May 2008. Attempts were made throughout last summer to rescue the schemes, but these proved unsuccessful.

Mr Gormley announced he had approved the council to spend €7.8 million on the first phase of development, which will allow them to build 32 social housing units on two acres. The council yesterday said it would be ready to break ground on their construction early next year.
Michael O'Flanagan03/07/2009Despite the good news that Minister Gormley has confirmed the funding for the first phase of St. Michael's Estate, it will not start in January 2010 as promised but will be delayed until March 2010. This delay is occasioned by the change in specification for new apartments including sustainability requirements.