The Living City Initiative

The Living City Initiative is a scheme of property tax incentives designed to regenerate both historic buildings and other buildings in specified cities. The scheme applies to certain “special regeneration areas” (SRAs) in the centres of Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford and Kilkenny.

These areas have been designated for the purposes of the scheme by Order of the Minister for Finance. The maps and boundaries of these SRAs can be found on the websites of the respective local authorities and Waterford's are displayed below.

  • Living City Initiative infographic
  • Living City Initiative Application Form
  • Living City FAQs
  • Record of Protected Structures

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