Limiting free parking for public employees and reducing the number of adult shops in Dublin city center are among proposals in a new five-year plan aimed at boosting the capital’s business life.
ublinTown, which represents businesses in the capital’s Business Improvement District (BID), has presented its renewal proposal to revive the city post-Covid.
Stretching from Parnell Street to St Stephen’s Green, Dublin’s BID was home to 2,500 businesses that were mostly consumer-facing before the pandemic.
The Strategic Business Plan, which is renewed every five years by a vote of businesses in the region, sees DublinTown identifying ways to revitalize the capital.
Its chief executive, Richard Guiney, said the past two years have been “incredibly disruptive and difficult for our members”.
His organization “quickly adapted and responded to the changing landscape to meet the needs of its members.”
Issues addressed in the proposal include ways to encourage more workers to use public transport.
The extension proposal also deals with the issue of erotic shops. It states that these stores “have been known to discourage families from visiting a street.”
“We don’t think adult stores are an appropriate use in districts seeking increased footfall and targeting a family market,” it adds. “In this context, we would like to mention the efforts in New York to reduce the concentration of such stores and the positive impact this has had in increasing traffic and also in attracting other more beneficial uses.”
Mr Guiney said DublinTown aims to repair the damage done to the capital by the pandemic over the next five years and give businesses a “powerful voice” on the city’s future.
He said that if it were renewed, his group would spend €1 million on next-generation Christmas lights ts and represents the interests of the members towards external stakeholders. He also promised that they would fully restore their street cleaning services and restore their business training and consulting center.
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