Athlone ” A centre for major growth”December 12, 2018
Athlone has solidified its status as a major growth centre not just in the midlands but on a national scale.
Under Project Ireland 2040, the governments National Planning Framework and National development Plan, Athlone Tourism Cultural Quarter, Athlone Town Centre Regeneration and Enhancement will benefit from €12 million in funding with three projects being chosen for funding under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund.
Most welcome is the rejuvenation of Athlone Tourism Cultural Quarter, which has been pioneered by Senator Gabrielle McFadden.
“Athlone is receiving this funding because it was designated as a special regional driver as part of the 2040, following a very intensive, personal campaign for the West Side regeneration.”
“Having grown up in Connaught Street , I am particulariy pleased that my project in this area has been taken on board by the council and has now received Government funding. I would like to thank Ministers Murphy and English, who have both visited the area at my invitation and been impressed by the project from its early stages”
“This is a significant step in making Athlone an even more attractive destination for people in which to live, work, visit and socialise. While much positive development has taken place in Athlone over recent years, there are still areas where there is dereliction and under-occupied buildings” senator Mcfadden commented.
The Urban Regeneration and Development Fund is the Largest urban regeneration initiative in Ireland for numerous decades and was established to support more compact and sustainable development, through the regeneration of and rejuvenation of Ireland’s large towns and cities , in line with objectives of Project Ireland 2040.
This rejuvenation of Athlone is why we at Sherry Fitzgerald O’Meara feel Athlone will be the prime destination to live in 2019.