Workshop On Vacant Property Options To Be Held In Tipp Town Next Month

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Owners or leaseholders of vacant property are invited to a free half day workshop on October 6th.  The workshop, to be held in the Excel Centre in Tipperary Town, will provide information on supports and incentives to bring vacant properties back in to use along with technical advice on planning, fire and other regulations. It will also highlight case studies from successful renovations of vacant and derelict properties elsewhere.    

Participants  on the  day  will  include  The  Heritage  Council, Tipperary  County  Council  and  Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage.

The   event   will   also   highlight   details   of   the   upcoming   Streetscape   Enhancement Initiative for Tipperary Town – which has €100,000 in funding to deliver town centre improvements including building facades, artwork, lighting, canopies. Applications are expected to be open for this new scheme in the coming weeks. Registration for the workshop can be completed by contacting the Tipperary Town Revitalisation Office on Bridge Street or Alison Harvey at the Heritage Council.    

Recent studies found that Tipperary Town had 84 vacant buildings in the town centre and a retail vacancy rate of 31.2% – the normal range is 5 -11%   Eleven of the properties vacant in the town are residential units.