The proposals would see the demolition of Portobello College to facilitate a new 178-bedroom hotel.
Portobello locals say the future of its scenic harbour is under threat following proposals by a property company to develop a 178-bedroom hotel beside it - writes dublinlive.ie.
Last month, Clontarf-based development company MKN Property Group submitted plans to Dublin City Council to build the hotel at 17 Portobello Harbour and Portobello College.
The development would see the demolition of the two to four storey buildings that make up Portobello College, in order to facilitate the construction of the six storey hotel.
The 5,775 sq. m hotel, which would front on to the square beside Portobello Bridge, would contain a bar, restaurant and gym, as well as meeting rooms, a canopy entrance onto the existing square and a roof plant area.
However, locals have organised a campaign called 'Save Portobello Harbour' in response, saying the planned development threatens a community that already lacks public spaces.
According to a petition organised by the campaign, which has attracted over 3,700 signatures, the hotel will also be out of keeping with other buildings in the area.