Carolyn Moore

Green Party Councillor for Kimmage Rathmines

Marble Arch LRD Observation

This application has undergone some significant revisions over the last year and across several iterations of the proposal for this site. The current proposal has been reduced in height, scale, mass and density; it has added a green roof, lost a community space, offered improvements to the streetscape, and stepped down in height to better interface with the existing low-rise housing that makes up this Drimnagh neighbourhood, but still – by the developer’s own admission – the building is ‘a prominent addition to the views’ locally, protruding well above the houses’ rooflines, and its scale is ‘in stark contrast’ to the surrounding houses.

Read more of my comments on the Large-scale Residential Development proposed on the site of the Marble Arch pub in my full submission to Dublin City planners here.