Plan to convert 4,000 empty spaces above Dublin shops into housing

A policy to promote ‘living above the shop’ will be included in the final draft of the 2022-2028 development plan

1st February, 2021
Plan to convert 4,000 empty spaces above Dublin shops into housing
There are more than 4,000 empty units above Dublin city centre shops that could be used for housing. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

A plan to help convert more than 4,000 empty spaces above shops into housing will be included in the next Dublin city development.

Dublin City Council is currently drafting a new development plan for the city, which will cover what can be built, and where, between 2022 to 2028.

John O’Hara, senior city planner at Dublin City Council, said a policy to promote living above the shop will be included in the final draft of the development plan....

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