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PostPosted: 19 Dec 2011, 12:44 
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Well, it looks like this won't go ahead just yet - and perhaps if it does get through VCAT, not in its current form. After significant community involvement, the council voted 3-nil to refuse a permit for the development on Gore and St. David St. In the end, the main issue was the protection of the scale of the heritage streetscape, problems with the car stacker and parking crossover location, and most importantly, unacceptable impacts on views and vistas of the historic St. Marks' spire. Landmark views of the spire are specifically protected in the Yarra Planning Scheme, it turns out. You can read the minutes of the decision and the council officer's original recommendation here:

http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/2011-Co ... 1&month=12

The IDAC meeting was held on Wed. 7th of Dec.

There was also an article in the Sunday Age about this issue:

http://ffx.libraryedition.com.au/Reposi ... kin-custom


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This development went to VCAT a little over 6 months ago, and has just been approved, along with a massive 7 storey development at 250 Gore St. across the road which will see the historic Ackman's factory and the original Dowd Corsetry factory demolished (now the iconic Australian 'Hickory' and Mitch Dowd brand). This neck of the woods in old Fitzroy is certainly changing fast. The same block also recently saw approval for 6 storeys at the old Tye's building on Smith St. and the original Edwardian Patterson's Building next door, and there is a 7 storey application currently going to VCAT for 7 Hodgson St., also on the same mixed use block just next to Woolworths Speaking of which, watch this space for 8 storeys + at the Smith St. Woolworths (ex-Ackman's and Fitzroy Coffee Palace site ...


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