A proposal to redevelop a vacant block of land on 68 Vulture Street, West End has been submitted to council.
The project, known as ‘Three Lanes West End’ will see a new public plaza, shops, offices, or restaurants on the ground and first floors and a small amount of residential apartments three levels above.
Three Lanes has has been carefully designed with a myriad of key urban design principals in mind. The project has been described in the DA as ‘a local-centric urban development that adds to community life in the heart of West End’.
The proposal presents the opportunity to extend the vibrant activity that forms ‘West End’ from Boundary Street onto the site, crating a new hotspot and activated publicly accessible landmark space.
There are many offerings within Three Lanes which appeal to a broad range of interests. Vibrant retail and commercial spaces bleed out into open air and covered plazas, bustling with life.
Rooted in the tradition of the public fora as gathering place; the stage for conversation and performance, the tiered plazas provide flexibility of use for businesses and the visiting public.
Overhead, the Light Box structure presents an opportunity for artistic expression and curation which can be fed by surrounding art galleries. It projects into the night sky as a beacon, visible from any approach.
This key West End site has sat vacant as an unpaved dirt carpark for over a decade.
The project has been proposed by Peter & Sam Hadjipetrou and designed by architect and urban design firm Thomson Adsett.
Surprisingly, unlike Brisbane’s 80 level ‘code assessable’ Infinity Tower, this DA falls into the planning category of ‘impact assessable’, which means that it is open to public submissions.
However despite this being impact assessable, the proposal contains a meticulous amount of planning and quality urban design principals that will no doubt aid in community consultation and any objections that may arise from the usually change adverse West End community.
To read more about this publicly available development application, visit PDOnline.
Images from the Brisbane City Council’s Planning and Development Online.