More high-rise apartments proposed for Scarborough

An artist's impression of the development by Hart Architects.
An artist's impression of the development by Hart Architects.

ANOTHER high-rise development is being proposed within the Scarborough Redevelopment Area.

Hart Architects has designed a 12-storey residential and commercial building at the corner of West Coast Highway and Reserve Street on behalf of landowner Celtic Capital Properties.

It comprises a nine-storey tower above a three-storey podium, 29 apartments, two ground floor commercial tenancies with alfresco dining areas and a public courtyard.

The application to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority by town planning firm Element said the development was “entirely consistent with the intent of creating a compatible mix of land uses within the Scarborough Redevelopment Area”.

An artist’s impression of the development by Hart Architects.

It is part of the area’s Beach Road Outer Core Precinct, which permits a base height of eight storeys but allows for up to 12 storeys where the development achieves design excellence and at least one community benefit as prescribed under the Scarborough Redevelopment Scheme.

The building will offer a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as two four-bedroom penthouse apartments, and resident car and bike parking bays on two basement levels.

Publicly accessible spaces will be provided on the ground floor in the form of alfresco spaces, interactive public art, coffee shop and spaces to “sit and relax under the island pine”, plus an arcade leading to a quieter, enclosed courtyard.

The proposal is open for public comment until July 2 at