Honeycombes Property Group have lodged a DA to redevelop the old Myer site on Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo.
The Transit Orientated Development which is split into three stages will consist of three towers with heights ranging up to 18 levels and a total of 442 apartments.
According to the DA, the TOD development aims to create a dynamic and vibrant transit-orientated community that caters to residents and workers daily needs.
A key driver for the development is the creation of sub-tropical, shady pedestrian focused streets and spaces. The development will promote appropriate delineation of the streets and maintain a human scale to all edges and spaces.
Good pedestrian connection to the interim upgrade bus service and the future underground Eastern Busway are key planning strategies. The project will deliver a mix of apartment types, sizes and price points to ensure a diverse community is created on the site. The integration of retail and commercial uses within the development will add to the diversity of community.
The development which has been designed by Conrad Gargett will be delivered in three stages. Each stage will incorporate residential apartments, retail space, commercial office space, associated car parking, public and private open space and make provision for the future Coorparoo Eastern Busway underground station.
Stage 1 will provide an 18 level residential tower accommodating 153 apartments with retail tenancies at ground level. The residential foyer is accessed from the Old Cleveland Road retail plaza. A two level apartment building fronts Holdsworth Street.
A two level building to the Old Cleveland Road and Cavendish Road corner will provide ground level retail with commercial office space over. This building is designed to respond to the neighbourhood plan requirement for a ‘landmark building’ to this significant corner.This building will create a dynamic edge to the street corner and act as an entry to the retail plaza.
The four level basement will provide 174 car spaces, 137 for residential parking and 37 shared for retail, commercial and visitor parking.
Stage 1 will provide central loading facilities for the total development. All vehicles enter and exit the site from a shared road that will ultimately service as a low volume bus access road into the future Eastern Busway Tunnel. This road separates stage 1 and 2.
Stage 2 provides a 19 level residential tower located centrally on the site. The tower accommodates 162 one and two bedroom apartments. The building address is off the retail plaza. Retail tenancies at ground level activate both edges of the plaza. A residential lobby provides residents access to building management, mail room and landscaped common areas.
Holdsworth Street is activated by ground level retail space. This retail space is connected through the site via a cross block link. Access to this link is via a grand public stair and lift.
Fronting Holdsworth Street above the retail space is two levels of one bedroom apartments. Should market conditions change during the development period, it may be possible to consider ‘SOHO’ type dwellings in this location.
The Stage 1 ‘Landmark Building’ extends across the Stage 2 Old Cleveland Road frontage. This ensures the street edge to Old Cleveland Road is dynamic and of significant scale. Retail tenancies activate the ground level and commercial offices are located at level 1.
The two level basement provides 182 car spaces, 142 for residential parking and 40 spaces servicing the retail, commercial and residential visitor parking requirements. Access to the basement is from the shared busway access road. Service vehicles are located in the Stage 1 shared loading facility.
Stage 3 provides 127 one and two bedroom apartments in a 15 level tower. The tower is positioned towards Old Cleveland Road and fronts a temporary green space that will ultimately become the public entry space down to the future Eastern Busway underground bus station. The neighbourhood plan identified the corner of Old Cleveland Road and Harris Road as a public plaza/forecourt.
This development will provide an interim landscaped public space to this important corner site. The final public plaza and busway station access will be designed and delivered by the State Government.
In addition to the ground level retail and plaza amenities residents within the development will have access to the common areas of all 3 stages. Each stage will offer a different form of residential amenity. Stage 1 provides a covered 25m lap pool and small gymnasium. Stage 2 provides a large landscaped garden with bbq facilities and garden shelters. Stage 3 provides a large landscaped resort style beach pool.
The DA number for this development is (A003820603).