A DECISION is expected later this week in relation to a new multi-million euro town centre retail development in Kilmallock.
It is understood that if given the green light by Limerick County Council, construction work on the project - which is earmarked for the Sarsfield Street/Orr Street area of the town - could commence as soon as mid-summer.
An application was lodged with the local authority last April by Kilmallock businessman James Beechinor for the large-scale development.
If given the go-ahead, the development will see the demolition of the nightclub building at the rear of the Old Oak, the demolition of the former post office and barber shop facing onto Sarsfield Street and the construction of a new retail unit with an office on the first floor and an apartment on the second floor fronting onto Sarsfield Street.
Further works include the construction of a pedestrian access archway and walkway from Sarsfield Street to the rear of the site, the construction of an enclosed deck area for the Old Oak pub and coffee shop, the construction of a new retail unit with delivery loading bay on Sarsfield Street, store, toilets, staff room, office, service rooms and a screened recycling and bin storage area.
Two smaller retail units are also to be constructed within the site, along with a new car park area.
The planning application notes that there is a protected structure within the curtilage of this site.
Further information was requested by Limerick County Council last February in respect of the development.
The applicant, businessman James Beechinor, is the proprietor of the Xpress Stop Service Station on the Bruff road in the town and also owns the service station at O’Rourke’s Cross, Bruree on the main Limerick to Cork road.