Clarkson: JDAP to consider revised apartment block proposal

Clarkson: JDAP to consider revised apartment block proposal
An artist's impression of the proposed building from Sarasota Pass.
Clarkson: JDAP to consider revised apartment block proposal
Clarkson: JDAP to consider revised apartment block proposal

REVISED plans for a $6 million, seven-storey apartment block in central Clarkson will be on the North West Metropolitan Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) agenda this week.

The panel is due to consider plans for Newstar Development Group’s 1099sq m property at 7 Sarasota Pass at a meeting in Wanneroo on June 9.

T Design and Development has submitted revised plans for mixed-use building, which would have 31 units, two shop tenancies, an office, 56 parking bays and a rooftop garden, after the panel deferred consideration of it twice in 2016 to allow the applicant to address several issues.

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Issues raised at the November panel meeting included landscape plans, alignment of the floor plans and elevation drawings, diagrams needed to show vehicle movements through the carpark and need to identify a disabled parking bay in the basement carpark.

In the June 9 agenda, the City of Wanneroo administration said the revised plans adequately addressed the parking issues, but not the landscaping or alignment issues, and it recommended the panel refuse the application on those grounds.

However, staff also included an alternate recommendation to approve the plans with 13 conditions, including one to protect existing street trees during construction and replace any that are damaged with similar mature trees.

“The revised landscaping plans identify the existing trees and planting that are to be retained and protected during construction,” the report said.

“It is not considered that the revised landscaping plans adequately satisfy the JDAP’s reason for deferral, as they have not gone far enough to soften the appearance of the development on the streetscape.”

The report said there were still discrepancies between the floors plans, which showed three windows in some units, and the elevation drawings, which showed four windows.

It said the City received two submissions during public consultation in early 2016, with one objecting to the proposal and raising issues about the height, visitor parking and proposed bin storage area.

However, administration said the height and parking shortfall of four bays were both capable of being supported in the activity centre as it was close to Ocean Keys Shopping Centre and public transport.

“High density development is appropriate within this location,” the report said.

“The proposed height is considered acceptable as it does not have any detrimental impact on surrounding landowners or the public realm.

“The development is in sufficient proximity to on-street (parking) and public transport, and the Ocean Keys Shopping Centre, which can accommodate the four-bay shortfall proposed.”

According to the report, the apartments would be spread across floors three to six, with a private rooftop garden for residents, and the two shops would be on the ground floor.

Parking bays would be spread between the basement and the second floor, and the office tenancy would be on the first floor.

The panel will meet at the Wanneroo Civic Centre from 1.30pm on Friday, June 9 to consider the application.

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