Plans Filed for Five-Storey Redcliffe Apartment Project

A five-storey apartment development is the latest infill proposal filed for the once sleepy Redcliffe peninsula north of Brisbane.

It has been lodged with the Moreton Bay Regional Council by TJM Builders.

The proposal comprises 15 two, three and four-bedroom apartments, including two disability accommodation units each with a carer’s room.

Earmarked for a 1214sq m site at 170-172 Prince Edward Parade, Scarborough, it would span two lots a block back from the waterfront within a next-generation neighbourhood-zoned precinct.

The development application follows an approval that was previously granted in 2016 for a four-storey development with eight three-bedroom apartments on the vacant 809sq m lot at 172 Prince Edward Parade.

If approved, a standalone house at 170 Prince Edward Parade would be removed to make way for the new development.

The proposed building density and height exceed council limits for the site.

But according to a planning assessment report, increases in residential densities within the next-generation neighbourhood precinct “are generally anticipated, particularly on sites within walking distance of recreation areas, services and public and active transport networks and where improvements to housing affordability and diversity can be achieved”.

“This development will bring increased density which will alleviate cost of housing pressures in the area,” it said.

“Furthermore, the development will bring increased diversity of housing—with a high-quality building and provision for two all-abilities apartments in the development.”

It also noted there were surrounding buildings ranging in height from two to six storeys.

▲ An artist’s impression of the proposed five-storey apartment development at Scarborough.

The planning documents deemed that the Jazz Designs scheme “presents a light, open, breathable, sub-tropical design featuring articulated elevations, high-quality materials and finishes that will positively contribute to the streetscape of Prince Edward Parade”.

“The proposed building includes a range of design elements including balconies, above-ground planters and recesses and projections to create visual interest and relief in the facade and to reduce the building bulk,” it said.

“The layout of the apartments has been designed to take advantage of the coastal views to the east with large balconies and window openings provided. Dwellings are also orientated to the west with large windows and balconies overlooking the road.

“The building form reduces in width on the fourth level to minimise the apparent bulk and scale of the building and the potential impacts on the adjoining properties. The change in building width will also add to the visual appeal of the building by providing further articulation in its form.”

Development activity has ramped up on the Redcliffe peninsula during the past few years.

Amended plans were recently filed for a mixed-use project to incorporate the facade of a century-old theatre initially slated for demolition to make way for the development. The proposed redevelopment of the landmark Pier Theatre site spanning 2500sq m at 115-131 Redcliffe Parade comprises a 12-storey tower with 82 apartments above retail space and a food and beverage outlet.

Article source: Queensland Property Investor

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