The club's plans for a community-led legacy development on the site of its current ground aim to provide a range of community assets in Liverpool 4 which, as stated on evertonfc.com, will allow them "to build on the life-changing and life-saving work of ... Everton in the Community, could include high quality and affordable housing, a multi-purpose health centre, community-led retail spaces, a youth enterprise zone, office and business facilities and green space which could include a lasting tribute to the Club's achievements at Goodison Park.
Everton hope that in combination with the new stadium project on Liverpool's waterfront, the Goodison Legacy Project could help contribute a £1bn boost to Merseyside's economy, create up to 15,000 jobs, attract 1.4m visitors to the city each year and deliver an additional £237m of societal value.
The planning applications for Bramley-Moore Dock and Goodison Park will be reviewed by the local council with decisions on both expected this summer.
Everton CEO, Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, said: “Everton is a football club deeply rooted in its community and the Goodison Park Legacy Project is a symbol of our ambition, desire and commitment to Liverpool 4.
“We've been delighted by the support of the local community to our plans and the acknowledgement that we are creating facilities to empower and equip local people for generations to come.
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1 Posted 08/04/2020 at 17:49:04
2 Posted 08/04/2020 at 18:14:12
3 Posted 08/04/2020 at 18:15:54
4 Posted 08/04/2020 at 18:37:35
The economic shock of the lockdown is going to be massive and so we all need to react with boldness and confidence while not leaving the vulnerable behind, indeed while putting the vulnerable and disregarded at the heart of things.
Professor B-B strikes the right note here with this vision of regeneration for us all; the current situation is horrible for many, including many on here who have been affected, but there is hope; there really is. We must push on.
6 Posted 08/04/2020 at 19:32:08
7 Posted 08/04/2020 at 19:34:42
It's a win-win situation for everyone connected with the project.
8 Posted 08/04/2020 at 19:39:55
I like it all bar the 3 blocks of flats. The design looks a bit dated and I feel design wise they will not age well. It needs some more thought and some better, more organically designed, nature inspired alternatives. Get Dan Meis in for a cup of tea to sort it out.
9 Posted 08/04/2020 at 20:22:51
10 Posted 08/04/2020 at 20:41:29
11 Posted 08/04/2020 at 20:43:39
12 Posted 08/04/2020 at 21:16:55
Have to disagree about the flat. I love them and they look pretty 'today' to me.
Hopefully it all comes to fruition.
13 Posted 08/04/2020 at 22:40:05
Either way, once we are rid this awful virus, things are looking up for Evertonians.
14 Posted 09/04/2020 at 01:04:24
15 Posted 09/04/2020 at 06:08:10
16 Posted 09/04/2020 at 07:19:21
Oh, I just saw Phil #9 had the same idea!!
17 Posted 09/04/2020 at 07:34:14
The council should get fully on board with easy planning acceptance and even funding due to all the jobs and businesses they will help to maintain during construction and create for the communities after construction.
It will be a measure of the council in their support for these developments ( and others in the pipeline) and they should be rightly damned if they fail to act for the good of the economy and the communities of Liverpool after this crisis has passed.
18 Posted 09/04/2020 at 08:14:59
From this, I feel the blocks shown in the plan aren't necessarily backdated.
It's proud to be an Evertonian. Maybe they should call the area Evertonia, L4. That would be some futuristic kind of name, eh?
19 Posted 09/04/2020 at 14:29:07
20 Posted 09/04/2020 at 14:40:25
21 Posted 09/04/2020 at 15:23:33
22 Posted 09/04/2020 at 15:54:19
As far as the towers go, they are all aligned differently. The lowest one (nearest Gwladys St) points towards Anfield (where we came from). The middle one points towards the old centre circle (where we are now). The tallest one points towards BMD (where we are going). I love it.
23 Posted 11/04/2020 at 10:19:18
Blocks in the shape of the club's initials would worsen the problems, creating no-go areas. I know that councils tore down blocks of flats and removed the top floor of maisonettes in Halewood for these reasons.
I understand that the blocks of flats would maximise the return for the club and they do look pleasing but, as someone who recalls the overcrowding and problems arising from it, I would ask the Club to think again.
24 Posted 11/04/2020 at 15:37:02
25 Posted 11/04/2020 at 15:48:17
I worked in housing management in Manchester in the 1970s, on the infamous Hulme Crescents. As you built upwards, a certain amount of open land had to be available adjacent to the buildings.
So, instead of the damp, roach-infested deck access "streets in the sky", decent houses could have been built. Which, subsequently, were. After the social experiment was seen for what it was and the deck access property was demolished.
26 Posted 12/04/2020 at 04:34:26
It also showed a police officer who said that they had determined that young car thieves were not less than 9 years old and most could out-drive police officers. When asked how they worked the age out, his reply was that any younger and their feet couldn't reach the pedals.
27 Posted 13/04/2020 at 14:41:26
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