As Cork City’s skyline continues to evolve and the City Centre undergoes rapid change, a special event will be held next week to highlight how the City Centre is on the rise and the collaborative work that is taking place at various levels to make this happen.
Speaking ahead of the People, Place, Progress event, Cork City Council Chief Executive Ann Doherty said: “Working together with various stakeholders and communities, we have championed a revitalisation of Cork’s city centre. Commercial developments and new construction projects are matched by positive growth in community initiatives and support for the quarters that make up our vibrant and beautiful city centre. The results of a number of collaborative activities to drive success for our city and its people are coming to fruition, and we will continue to embrace the opportunity to enhance Cork’s dynamic city centre.”
The People, Place, Progress event is being coordinated by Cork City Council and the CORE Partnership, which brings together Cork City Council, Cork Chamber, Cork Business Association, Gardaí, Bus Éireann, as well as representatives from the hospitality and retail sectors. A review of progress to date for Cork City Centre, from investment in the city’s infrastructure across transport and construction projects to collaborative events, such as the Long Table Dinner, Cork Coffee Weekend and Feelgood Friday, will be included in the event line-up, while representatives of some of Cork City’s vibrant quarters will also speak at the event, which will be chaired by Deirdre O’Shaughnessy on Tuesday March 20 at the Clayton Hotel Cork City. A Cork City Centre brochure will also be launched.
The event will equally look to the future, with the impact of Project Ireland 2040 on Cork City, as well as private sector investment in partnership with Cork City Council.