A 10-hectare site around Heuston Station is set to be transformed into a largely car-free, mixed-use development with over 1,000 residential units, under a recently plan published by CIE – the holding company that sits above the State transport companies Dublin Bus, Irish Rail and Bus Éireann.
The Heuston masterplan, developed by O’Mahony Pike Architects, envisages a range of commercial, residential, retail and leisure uses around a remodelled transport hub, and also features new cycling and pedestrian infrastructure. Two bridges are proposed across the River Liffey for cyclists and pedestrians, while over 5,000 bicycle parking spaces are planned to encourage more active travel and greater interchange between transport modes.
A new Liffey bridge will provide a link between the Heuston Station train hall and the gates of the Phoenix Park on Conyngham Road, while the existing railway bridge at the Phoenix Park tunnel is to be extended to also provide a second river crossing for pedestrians and cyclists.
Over 1km of river frontage will be opened with a new Riverside Quarter, while the new development will create new links to nearby amenities such as Phoenix Park and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
A second station called Heuston West is planned, creating a new public transport stop as part of the future DART+ scheme. The existing station will be upgraded.
CIE plans to submit planning applications for the site from 2023, and realise the development over a 15 year period.
You can read more about the Heuston Masterplan here.