Henroth Group, the developer of a new West End residential project located at 281-297 Montague Rd, is calling for residents to have their say on the project.
The subject Montague Road site currently has an approved development scheme which comprises of five shorter twelve and six storey wall-to-wall buildings with no dedicated public park provision at ground level.
Henroth has proposed a new development proposal which instead plans to build taller and open up space for a new 4,000sqm park as well as public realm to be built at ground.
According to the development application, the proposed ground level site cover is being reduced from 55% to a total site area of 22%.
Senior Henroth Group Development Manager Adam Fahim believes that the new alternative plan represents a far better outcome for residents.
“In total, the new scheme is providing 7,300sqm of publicly accessible space as well as greater public access”.
“The project would also allow community connections travelling through the site to the Brisbane River as well as creating sight lines from Montague Road through to Davies Park”, – Adam Fahim said.
The development application which would supersede the current proposal is being considered by the Brisbane City Council.
Mr Fahim said the new development scheme would also accommodate an expansion of the second football field to a full-size field and the future widening of Montague Rd.
The project’s proposed plans also involves the activation of an underutilised corner of Davies Park which would assist to reduce safety concerns by providing an active retail/café edge overlooking the public space.
“The new scheme essentially allows us to open up the public realm below and create not only a park extension but a public 4,000sqm common space for all local residents to enjoy, the alternative approved scheme does not provide this and could still be built.”
“The 26 storey buildings would also provide rooftop garden recreation spaces for residents as well as four storeys of vegetation covering the podium levels facing Montague Road,” -Adam Fahim said.
Henroth has established a website which helps residents to compare the two schemes.
To make a submission on the project’s future, you can do so on the Brisbane City Council’s Developmenti website here.
Tell us what you think about this development below in the comment box. The development application for this project, available to view on Brisbane City Council’s Planning & Development Online is A005608649.