Page 25 of 27

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

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:57 am
by Jaymz
Yep i'm a fan of these buildings, looked really nice when I walked past a couple weeks ago.

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

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:54 pm
by Prodical
This one is finishing off really well. Looks to be one of the best apartment layouts and finishes around.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:36 am
by SRW
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:
IMG_1568-1.jpg
IMG_1568-1.jpg (67.1 KiB) Viewed 2256 times
IMG_1567-1.jpg
IMG_1567-1.jpg (101.76 KiB) Viewed 2256 times

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

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:44 am
by SRW
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.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:44 pm
by Mpol03
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.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:30 pm
by Ben
Are you sure that’s a new proposal? The failed urban construct proposal for this site was called the loft on Franklin.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:54 pm
by SRW
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.
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.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:16 pm
by Smithy85
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.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:46 pm
by how good is he
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)?

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

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:28 pm
by Plasmatron
Would anyone else like to see a 100m+ tower on that corner instead? A real centrepiece for the whole area.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:18 pm
by timtam20292
I would.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:35 pm
by rev
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:

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

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:58 pm
by SRW
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.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:24 pm
by karams
Any idea if they've secured a cafe and supermarket chain as yet?

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

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:06 pm
by ghs
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.