Bespoke Properties, the company which last year proposed a seven floor development on Araluen Drive, Killcare, will soon submit a revised and somewhat scaled down plan for the same site. Detailsl were presented to the Hardys Bay Residents Group meeting on February 22nd last. The concept sketches showed a much reduced three story development.
There will however be three storeys across three blocks so every effort will be needed to reduce impact on the streetscape.
While plans had not been finalised Association members were heartened to see a serious attempt in that direction by separation of major elements and articulation of the Araluen Drive frontage.
The Association supports the comments of local architects at the HBRG meeting encouraging the design team to continue in this approach and encourage them to put every effort into an outcome which complements local character.
The Association was concerned however that proposed internal parking provisions, while no doubt the minimum required by regulations, would not accommodate any visitors to either the four residential units or the two commercial premises.
Final plans are expected to go to Council in mid-March. The timeline for comment after that depends on council.
It is hoped that preliminary graphics of the development can be shown at the Association’s March meeting at the Wagstaffe Hall on Monday 14th March at 7.30pm.