Plans for two apartment blocks on the Upper Salthill Road have been appealed to the higher planning authority.
Planning permission was granted to Catena Property Ltd last month to demolish a vacant bungalow and build two apartment blocks with a total of 39 units in its place.
The apartments will be delivered in two blocks with balconies, one 3-4 storey building with 27 units fronting onto the Salthill road (Block B), and one 6-7 storey building with 11 units facing Toft Park (Block A).
The design also includes a ground floor courtyard with sculpture and a play area, and a rainwater harvesting system.
Both blocks would also have roof gardens and patios at the penthouse level, while the central courtyard will include a play area for children aged 0-6, picnic tables, bench seating and a lawn area.
Parking at the new apartment complex will be achieved through 31 parking spaces in a basement car park and 30 bicycle stand spaces.
One submission concerning this development was made to the city council by a local resident objecting to the scale of the project.
It was argued that the larger building would overlook and overshadow existing homes, and should be reduced to a maximum of five storeys.
An appeal against the city council’s decision to grant approval for the apartment blocks has been lodged with An Bord Pleanála.