The 2040 and beyond virtual tour shows a vision for Portlaoise that was launched in April 2017 as a strategy that re-examines and re-purposes the town.
The aim of the strategy is to form a shared vision to focus on public spaces, buildings and walkways in a way that acknowledges the unique characteristics and heritage assets that the town possesses, but also provides the foundation for the future development of a thriving town centre.
An outline of the Portlaoise Town Centre Public Realm Strategy was presented at a public meeting in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel last year.
The plan was commissioned by Laois County Council and aims to reshape the town over the next decades by revitalising the area from Lyster Square, Main Street and across to the Railway Station.
There were mixed opinions from Leinster Express readers back in April when the plan was launched.
Now, more plans for Portlaoise have been announced as part of the Project Ireland 2040 plan including a new courthouse and a new 40 bed mental health facility.
Portlaoise will be the pilot town for an urban regeneration project, as an example of how to return life to Main Streets of towns.
Do you think this is a vision that could work in Portlaoise?