Incentives to encourage ‘living above shops’

Proposed move would see vacant spaces become homes in fashionable hot spots

30th August, 2015
Shoppers on Grafton Street

Dublin City Council is set to examine new incentives, including tax breaks, that would see vacant spaces above shops converted into small residential units in some of the city’s most fashionable areas.

The scheme, which would be targeted at lively southside retail areas including Grafton Street, South William Street, George’s Street and Fade Street, would form part of the council’s latest attempt to alleviate the housing crisis in the capital....

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