After sending developers back to the drawing board, Brisbane City Council has granted approval for development on the Point Residences project in Kangaroo Point, on condition that the plans scale back the development by 30 percent.
The approval, which was given the week of May 15 according to The Sydney Morning Herald, went to two multi-story towers that look vastly different to what was originally proposed.
The SMH said the council first received the application to build 442 residential units on the 4,926-square-meter site across two towers, one 20 stories and the other 22, in February 2015.
The original plans, to the dismay of the developers, were initially rejected out of concerns about the proposal including the proposed building height and density of the development.
A letter issued from Council to the developer said that the proposal varied significantly from the requirements of the planning scheme, particularly in relation to height, scale, the building form, and the intended character of the area.
Councilor Simmonds told SMH that the assessment on the development had now been finalized and the final approval was in accordance with city plan zoning for the site.
“Major changes to the original plans include a 30 percent reduction in the number of units from 442 to 311 and a substantial reduction in the height of the two buildings,” Simmonds said. “A number of café and retail areas are planned for the ground level of the site, which will open to a public plaza area, contributing to the adjoining Dockside area. Under city plan, the site is zoned for high density residential uses and can accommodate two buildings of 15 stories. The final approval is consistent with this, a total of 30 stories was approved for the site.”
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