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Plans for the new Civic Plaza at College Green will be submitted in March

The Luas will be operating at the site by the end of this year.

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DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL is pushing forward with its plans for a civic space at College Green at the heart of the capital.

The council has now launched an online survey for members of the public to complete that seeks to get a more accurate sense of how the space should be used.

The council hosted a public discussion on the future of the new Civic Plaza late last year and a report on the workshop is due out soon.

The new plaza is expected to be in place next year, after the Luas Cross City begins its operations late in 2017.

It’s planned the Luas will swing around Trinity College at College Green and that bus traffic will stop at Foster Pace South, leaving a space for pedestrians on front of the Bank of Ireland building.

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Dublin City Council says it is currently carrying out an Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposed traffic changes and it expects a proposals to be submitted to An Bord Pleanála in March.

This current period of consultation with the public will run until 26 January and focuses on the potential use of the plaza rather than the proposed traffic changes.

The survey asks, for example, what memories people associate with College Green and what aspects of the area they particularly like.

It also asks, “What makes a public space great?”

Dublin City Council says that its vision for College Green is to create: “a civic space that is a safe, flexible and an event friendly meeting space of world class standard.”

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