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PostPosted: 17 Jun 2012, 17:39 
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Proposed Development in South Melbourne
This monster 5 story (4 + basement) aged care facility is proposed for the former St Vincent’s Boys Home site bound by Raglan St, Church St and Napier St.
With the plant room on top it will be approx. 18 metres tall (the zoning limit is 9m).
The site will only provide 46 car spaces for 146 residents plus staff. Residential development standards would require 175 car spaces.
It is classified as a ”Significant Site” under the City of Port Phillip Heritage Overlay with buildings pre 1894 to be destroyed.
It will be a steel and concrete structure completely out of character for the area.
We support the use of the site as an Aged Care Facility but this is far too large a structure for this heritage area.
See http://toobigforsouthmelbourne.weebly.com/ for more information.


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PostPosted: 17 Jun 2012, 22:39 
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Doesn't look too bad to me. In some ways the lack of spaces is a bit concerning, but at the same time, I am an advocate for not having parking spaces, and encouraging people to not use cars, and South Melbourne is one of the suburbs that is better suited for this kind of life style. But then it is an Aged care facility, so it does need parking ey. and if there is a heritage overlay, I would ahve thought all the buildings should be retained, as it is a "significant site"

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