Developer lodges plans for 8-storey apartment building at Anzac Highway, Glandore
July 12, 201710:44am
An artist's impressions of eight-storey apartments proposed for 192 Anzac Highway, Glandore. Source: Supplied
DEVELOPERS have lodged plans for an eight-storey apartment building in Glandore – hoping it could be the spark for more high-rise development along Anzac Highway.
The $10 million-plus proposal at 192 Anzac Highway is the first to full take advantage of the height limit allowed along the road since 2015 in West Torrens Council’s urban corridor zone.
The same developer also wants to build six-storey apartments in Kurralta Park.
Project manager Angelo Polymeneas said the owners, who wished to remain anonymous, hoped to build a quality development that could be an example for others.
The 36 two- and three-bedroom apartments are larger than normal, at a minimum of 90sq m, and the golden facade is meant to reflect the brick houses in the area.
“We wanted it to be really nice so if anyone was going to follow we didn’t want to put up a monstrosity,” Mr Polymeneas said. “It’s nice and funky.”
The plans lodged with the Development Assessment Commission last month include a cafe on the ground floor, along with a carpark.
The first floor is also a carpark, with a car lift rather than a ramp.
Mr Polymeneas said Anzac Highway had a lot of potential for apartment living as a wide boulevard with good public transport – by bus and tram.
“This is almost in the city,” he said.
“In other capital cities, they would be saying, ‘This is perfect’.”
The developers also bought a property at 4 Selby St, Kurralta Park on June 30, where they hope to build a six-storey apartment building.
Real Estate Institute SA chief executive Greg Troughton said it was good to see an apartment proposal farther from the city, since most approved so far were being built on the Parklands fringe.
“Everyone will be watching to see how they go and no doubt will be poised with pen over paper to do same,” Mr Troughton said.
“REISA would certainly be encouraging, as is the State Government, to explore higher-density living and this being on the main thoroughfare down to Glenelg while remaining close to the city will be a great one to watch.”
The Planning Department is consulting on the latest design rules to improve the appearance of new apartment complexes and prevent the overlooking concerns which have plagued developments on Churchill Rd – another main road becoming lined with affordable unit blocks.
“We would certainly hope that the lessons of Churchill Rd, including the quality of the structure, are taken into account,” Mr Troughton said.
“REISA would be hoping that this sort of development may show the way for many more higher-density living options a little further out from the city.”
The department is consulting on allowing up to eight storeys on the Unley side of Anzac Highway.
A 1970s apartment building diagonally opposite 192 Anzac Highway – in Plympton – is nine storeys high.