Recently released development plans for Newbridge, which could cost up to 20 million euros, are welcomed by the Newbridge Tidy Towns Association.
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The projects, which were part of the Kildare County Council's funding application within the Urban 2018 Rebirth and Development Fund, are proposing many important city center projects, including the creation of a "city square", the rebirth of George Street and the market square.
In addition to these improvements to public space, the Association also welcomes the reconstruction plans for the Kildare County Library building, which will further add to the creation of a Cultural and Municipal Quarter for the city.
The Newbridge Tidy Towns Association believes that these developments will be a perfect complement to the expansion plans that are about to begin soon at St. Conleth Park in Kildare GAA and the Riverbank Arts Center.
"Newbridge has called for a significant investment of this nature for many years and these plans, if implemented, will greatly advance the positive transformation of the city center for residents, visitors and business and commercial opportunities in the area of the city center, "said President Evonne Boland.
"If the application for funding is successful, it will further enhance the improvements planned for the city in the proposed NTA transport plan. We are looking forward to having a positive result and to fully follow the public consultation process."
The Association urges public representatives and the business community to support the idea that will lead to an improved public space in Newbridge.