Flats set to rise in Como
A SIX-storey apartment block has been approved on Edgecumbe Street in Como, becoming one of the first developments in the City of South Perth portion of the Canning Bridge Activity Centre.
The Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) voted 4-1 to approve the development which includes 19 units, a roof terrace, cafe or yoga room and basement level with 30 mechanical car bays, two electric car charging station bays and 20 bicycle bays.
Last year the JDAP approved the first development under the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan (CBACP), which was adopted in February 2017, for a six-storey tower at 73 Park Street.
The plan envisioned that the properties surrounding the development site would remain as residential developments, but of a greater scale and density.
But residents fear that impacts on amenity and traffic management within the area are at risk, especially with the City of Melville having approved developments such as Cirque Apartments, a 20level tower in Mt Pleasant under the same guidelines.
Como resident Ernest Little, who has lived next to the proposed development site at 2 Edgecumbe Street for 45 years, said he acknowledged the need to have a high density residential plan for the area close to the transport hub but felt the application was rushed and did not adequately consider the amenity impacts on those already living in the area.
Presiding member Megan Adair said the development was compliant and she was happy to support the application.