The City of South Perth is currently in the process of considering revised plans for a 44-story mixed-use development located at 1-3 Lyall Street and 56 Melville Parade.
Developer Dragon Century submitted plans for a single tower, following the decision to defer consideration of the original plans by the Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) late in 2016.
The revised plans supersede the original submission of two buildings — a 40- and 49-story proposal with an estimated cost of AU$180 million (US$141 million) — lodged in February 2016.
Dragon Century’s resubmission comes after developer Edge Visionary fought a protracted legal battle with residents over their 34-story “Lumiere” residential development — which was finally approved as a 29-story mixed-use development in October 2016.
Earlier this year, the City of South Perth modified its Planning Scheme Amendment No. 46 “South Perth Station Precinct,” following a determination by the Western Australia Minister for Planning, Donna Faragher, who rejected the City’s attempts to impose absolute height limits in the precinct.
Where developers are seeking additional height, as in the case of Lyall Street, the Metropolitan Central Joint Development Assessment Panel will determine if the building meets approval for additional height to be made on the basis of selective criteria — whether the proposal meets the “exemplary,” “sensitive” or “sophisticated” design requirements and “high” levels of amenities.
Designed by Hillam Architects, the proposed Lyall Street tower will rise to 44 stories on a 2,987 square -meter site. It will feature 203 residential apartments, 29 commercial tenant spaces and 399 parking spaces.
“An ‘exoskeleton’ wraps around the tower, changing in vertical proportion at higher elevations. The smaller grids respond to the human scale at street level, whilst the grid gets larger as it progresses up the tower, and helps the building to be easily identifiable from a distance,” Hilliam Architects said of the proposal.
Following a community consultation process which ended earlier in October, the assessment panel will now make the final decision on the proposed development’s future.
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