Medium-Rise Tower Planned for Brisbane’s North-West

Plans have been filed for a medium-rise residential development comprising 60 apartments opposite a railway station in Brisbane’s suburban north-west.

The six-storey proposal is earmarked for an amalgamated 2198sq m site at 3 McConaghy Street, Mitchelton, within a major centre zone.

It has been lodged with the Brisbane City Council by Carbone Developments with a view to being a “complementary project for future centre activity development of adjoining lands”.

The proposed development would sit opposite the Mitchelton railway station with a waterway corridor and open space to the rear of the site.

“The McConaghy Street south precinct is intended for medium-density, multiple dwellings and also for shops and office activity at ground level where fronting Mitchelton railway station,” a submitted planning report said.

“The proposal will support the creation of a walkable centre which is in proximity to high-frequency public transport, employment, entertainment and community facilities.

“The site currently enjoys proximity to all these services and facilities and the proposal provides for a higher density of residential land use to support these surrounding centre uses and nearby public transport services.”

The report noted the proposed development was one storey over the acceptable height outcome for the site.

“However, there is unlikely to be any adverse impact upon residential amenity as the building will be well setback from the street frontage and to existing residences to the east and has open space to the rear,” it said.

“The building will contribute towards the character of the centre and create a sense of place currently lacking.

“Thus, as the process of transition towards the ultimate major centre development form occurs across this locality, the proposal offers the opportunity to utilise the land for a higher order use which is compatible with future major centre use.”

▲ A render of the proposed six-storey Mitchelton apartment development.

The scheme designed by Red Door Architecture includes a mix of 19 one and 41 two-bedroom apartments and would replace an existing house and associated outbuildings.

Ground-floor communal recreation space would be provided with a gym which leads out to a terrace and pool deck at the rear of the building, partially suspended above the waterway corridor and with direct access to the adjoining parkland.

“The building is designed to maximise the number of units with orientation to the north and east to maximise internal climate comfort and to maximise access to the outlook towards the parkland,” the documents said.

The proposal also includes two levels of basement parking for 102 cars and 15 visitor spaces as well as 76 bicycle parking spaces.

Article source: Queensland Property Investor

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