The contract has been advertised for the demolition of the former Denny factory in Tralee, and the clearance of the site.
Kerry County Council says work on the development of a masterplan for the Island of Geese in Tralee is progressing well.
The 2.3 acre site was gifted to the people of Tralee by Kerry Group in 2014.
Reddy Architecture + Urbanism were appointed to draw up a masterplan for the Denny site, and are examining its history and identifying links with other pieces of heritage infrastructure and places of interest.
Stakeholders such as local residents, business and property owners, as well as other interested parties have been consulted, and local councillors have been briefed.
Work has begun on a first draft of the masterplan; it’ll go out for public consultation and feedback from the community, and this process is expected to begin at the end of the summer.
The demolition and clearance of the former factory buildings and the site itself is a separate process from the development of the masterplan.
The contract for the demolition and clearance of the site went out to tender in the past week, with a contractor expected to be in place by the end of June or early July.
The red-brick chimney, which was a centrepiece of the factory and is of historical and heritage value, will be retained, as will be a building containing a rare example of Belfast Truss roofing.