Urban Melbourne is currently tracking 116 low-rise and mid-rise projects which are under construction right across Melbourne's metropolitan area. Together these projects will add a further 6800 units to the residential market and they are dispersed far and wide; in hot spots such as Brunswick, Richmond, Carlton and South Melbourne as well as more traditional suburban areas such as Blackburn, Box Hill, Sandringham, Preston and Carnegie.
The following represent an editor's pick of sorts - a way to remind ourselves that it's not just the CBD and Southbank that are seeing substantial change.
Right next to Auburn station, 8 Montrose Street consists of 110 apartments on a 1,270sqm site in Hawthorn East. Developed by Kokoda Property, with design by CBG Architects, the 9 level building with also include 350sqm of ground floor commercial space.
Blackburn, for many, will have flown well under the radar however this Hayball designed mid-rise is a stone's throw from Blackburn station in an area that is seeing a surprising amount of urban development. 20 Queen Street has 50 apartments.
ClarkeHopkinsClarke have designed this low-rise located approximately 500 metres from Moonee Ponds station and CBD for developer Romano Property Group. The 4 level building contains 31 apartments in total with only two remaining for sale.
Leroy on Packington Street in St Kilda is a RotheLowman design for developer Urban Inc. It's located on a back street in a block surrounded by Public Transport on three sides and includes 85 units.
This 5 level low-rise which abuts Carnegie station is an in-house design by developer Fridcorp. There are 40 dwellings under construction and the ground floor will contain a cafe.
This 16 metre high, 5 level low-rise for Substancia Projects will be located one block back from Johnston Street in Fitzroy. Its eye-catching design makes it a favourite amongst Urban Melbournites.
JMC Group's development on Wests Road is an 11 level mid-rise with a total unit count of 117. Interlandi Mantesso designed this project which is located right next to both the 57 and 82 tram lines.
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