Developer Land and Homes Group has submitted a revised development application on a recently acquired Fortitude Valley site that would comprise two new residential towers.
Located at 44-100 Barry Parade, the revised development application reduces the overall number of apartments from the original scheme by 64 and features a step up design, which provides a greater number of apartments to benefit from a northern aspect as well as street frontage.
The northern tower is 26 stories tall and the southern tower is 37 stories. The development would comprise a total of 492 apartments, including 163 one-, 304 two-, and 25 three-bedroom units. Five retail tenancies are proposed, comprising 728 square meters of gross floor area, with frontages to all streets. Meanwhile, a total of 30 percent of the site would be provided as publically accessible open space, including landscaping, plazas, parking, and a school loading zone.
Designed by Rothelowman, the project aims to deliver key improvements to the original plans, adjusting tower height, improving the breaks and articulation between the towers, and creating an enhanced climatic response, podium, and sub tropical design experience.
A recreation deck on the north tower’s third level will include a pool, an “urban veranda,” plantings, and seating overlooking the plaza below. Rooftop terraces are also planned for both towers, housing amenities such as a BBQ area, fire pit, and landscaped trellis.
While it is not the intention of the developer to construct items in the Barry Parade Vision, the master plan has been presented as a suggested plan for the future locality. Notably, the plan suggests building new parks over the exposed sections of railway corridor, as well as providing two-way bike lanes and pocket gardens.
If it ever eventuated, the concept master plan, which has been designed by Lat27, would essentially create a new pedestrian and cycling link from Centenary Place all the way to Brunswick Street in the Valley.
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