Sligo City Centre Public Realm Plan 2018
In February 2018, international design consultancy Building Design Partnership (BDP) were commissioned by Sligo County Council to prepare a public realm plan for Sligo. A Public Realm Plan is a planning document with a long-range vision for the built environment that takes into account the varied needs of its users. Following a period of public consultation, the Sligo City Centre Public Realm Plan was completed in September 2018. This single, coherent concept for the city centre’s public realm seeks to achieve the ultimate goal of transforming Sligo into the leading city in the north-west region through the design of an attractive and vibrant city centre in which people want to live, work, socialise and shop.
The Plan identified a number of key locations within the urban core where there are significant opportunities to create high quality urban spaces including O’Connell Street, Stephen Street Cultural Plaza, Rockwood Parade and Quay Street carpark. Sligo County Council have successfully applied under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund for funding for a number of these projects which will be implemented in the coming years.