[COM] West Franklin | 54m & 64m | 17 & 20 lvls | Apartments

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Post by Jaymz » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:57 am

Yep i'm a fan of these buildings, looked really nice when I walked past a couple weeks ago.

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Post by Prodical » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:54 pm

This one is finishing off really well. Looks to be one of the best apartment layouts and finishes around.
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Post by SRW » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:36 am

Posting here because it's not officially proposed yet, but the next stage of this precinct has hit a potential road block. The developer Greaton wants to build above the old Balfours brick façade whereas the community plan requires it to be retained as public open space. I believe a motion to amend the community plan did not receive enough votes from the body corporate (Altitude and Gallery apartments) to proceed as proposed. Here is the design:
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Post by SRW » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:44 am

Sorry btw for the low-res but these are copies of low quality print.

As far as the design goes, the tower is either interesting or messy. It's 13 storey / 52 metres with an unknown number of residences but at least one commercial level. I think it would be acceptable to lose the open space as Light Square and parklands are very nearby, although I think the way they've envisaged the enclosed plaza is a bit uninteresting and would myself have imagine something more like Bowden's Plant 4. But there may be other issues in terms of who bears the ongoing maintenance and security costs.
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Post by Mpol03 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:44 pm

I do agree they could do something great with space. I do like the look of the design, but I've seen far too may halfway decent renders, and honestly shit at best end results, to get my hopes too high.

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Post by Ben » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:30 pm

Are you sure that’s a new proposal? The failed urban construct proposal for this site was called the loft on Franklin.

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Post by SRW » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:54 pm

Ben wrote:
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Are you sure that’s a new proposal? The failed urban construct proposal for this site was called the loft on Franklin.
Yeah, it's a new design though I also thought it was odd that they were calling it the same thing. From memory, the Urban Construct proposal was a 7 level version of Gallery apartments and was not to be built over the plaza.
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Post by Smithy85 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:16 pm

Ben wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:30 pm
Are you sure that’s a new proposal? The failed urban construct proposal for this site was called the loft on Franklin.
Yes. I own an apartment in Altitude and was asked to vote on the changes to the community plan as per the above post.

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Post by how good is he » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:46 pm

So just to be clear, there is still going to be at least one more tower facing Franklin St but a tower on the Morphett St & Franklin St corner looks unlikely (if it is community open space)?

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Post by Plasmatron » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:28 pm

Would anyone else like to see a 100m+ tower on that corner instead? A real centrepiece for the whole area.
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Post by timtam20292 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:18 pm

I would.

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Post by rev » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:35 pm

Smithy85 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:16 pm
Ben wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:30 pm
Are you sure that’s a new proposal? The failed urban construct proposal for this site was called the loft on Franklin.
Yes. I own an apartment in Altitude and was asked to vote on the changes to the community plan as per the above post.
Do I dare ask which way you voted? :secret:

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Post by SRW » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:58 pm

how good is he wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:46 pm
So just to be clear, there is still going to be at least one more tower facing Franklin St but a tower on the Morphett St & Franklin St corner looks unlikely (if it is community open space)?
Correct. And there’ll eventually be another building on Elizabeth St past West Franklin too.
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Post by karams » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:24 pm

Any idea if they've secured a cafe and supermarket chain as yet?

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Post by ghs » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:06 pm

The Coffee club have been secured. There's rumours about a smaller Woolworth store also being a tennant
but I haven't seen anything definite about this.

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