Smaller but still tallest

Wanneroo Weekender - - News - Tyler Brown

DE­SPITE com­ing down two storeys, the $40 mil­lion Art­house de­vel­op­ment is still pro­posed to be the tallest build­ing in the Joon­dalup city cen­tre.

The orig­i­nally pro­posed 18-storey build­ing at 113 Grand Boule­vard was first ap­proved by the Metro North-West Joint De­vel­op­ment As­sess­ment Panel in Fe­bru­ary 2015, with 190 apart­ments and four ground floor com­mer­cial ten­an­cies fac­ing Grand Boule­vard and Cen­tral Walk.

In Oc­to­ber 2015, the panel ap­proved mod­i­fi­ca­tions, in­clud­ing in­creas­ing the num­ber of apart­ments to 194.

Then in March 2018, it went be­fore Joon­dalup Coun­cil where it ap­proved amal­ga­mat­ing six units to three, re­duc­ing it to 191 apart­ments.

The pro­posal came be­fore the panel again on Tues­day morn­ing for more changes, in­clud­ing the re­moval of the base­ment level and two tower floors, re­duc­ing the apart­ments from 191 to 169, the storeys from 18 to 16 and the over­all build­ing height by 5.24m.

It also pro­posed to in­crease the height of the podium by 812mm to suit the up­dated de­sign and ex­tend the mez­za­nine level within the podium to make it a full floor, pro­vid­ing for four apart­ments on this level.

The meet­ing doc­u­ment said the “re-plan­ning of the podium lev­els was to achieve a more ef­fi­cient use of space to in­cor­po­rate car park­ing and the re­lo­cated stores”.

“Since the orig­i­nal ap­proval was granted in Fe­bru­ary 2015, the de­vel­op­ers have been marketing the de­vel­op­ment to se­cure the nec­es­sary crit­i­cal mass in sales to pro­ceed with con­struc­tion,” it said.

The changes were unan­i­mously ap­proved, with the City’s March coun­cil de­ci­sion con­tin­u­ing, which ex­tends the time al­lowed for the ap­pli­cant to sub­stan­tially start the de­vel­op­ment to be­fore Fe­bru­ary 5, 2020.

The 2000sq m site where Art­house is pro­posed is cur­rently va­cant.

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