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Dublin State Of The City Address: Changes And Growth On The Way

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A redevelopment plan was among the things highlighted at Dublin's State of the City address tonight.

"I think bringing more business in and adding jobs is always important. And if it does any of those things I think it's a good idea," said resident Cindy Wesney.

Among the changes planned are a new roundabout at the intersection of Riverside and Bridge Street. The Wendy's located at the intersection would also move in to a new building which is yet to be build next to its current location.

A redevelopment plan was among the things highlighted at Dublin's State of the City address Thursday night.

"I think bringing more business in and adding jobs is always important. And if it does any of those things I think it's a good idea," said resident Cindy Wesney.

Among the changes planned is a new roundabout at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Bridge Street. The Wendy's located at the intersection would also move into a new building, which is planned to be built next to its current location.

Also planned are pedestrian bridges, which would connect Old Dublin and surrounding areas over the river to new shops on Riverside Drive.

"There are going to be ponds and parks and walking and a mix and it's definitely something that's going to be viable," said Anne Gleine, who owns two businesses in Old Dublin, the Ha' Penny and Ports of Ireland.

Shops and new housing are also planned for an area northeast of Old Dublin. Rachel Ray, a planner with the City of Dublin, says efforts are being made to ensure that any new construction will blend with the architecture and historic nature of Old Dublin.

According to the city, the cost of the project is currently unknown.

It is also possible some property would have to be demolished along Riverside in order to make way for the new project. Ray says the city is working with those parties.

"It's obviously going to take a lot of planning and design and study to really understand how the road is going to move, where it's going to go. So we'll make sure they stay in the loop,"  Ray said.

The project is still only in initial planning phases. A finish date is also not known but Ray says the project is moving quickly and expects it to develop in the next couple of years.

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