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Mark Baljak's picture
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certainly large enough to warrant its own thread

Icon St Kilda

SK1

Packington Apartments

Octavia

25-29 Alma Rd

2-5 St Kilda Road

Port Melbourne

1-7 Waterfront Place

Evie

Aqueous

Aere

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Melbman's picture

Great projects proposed around there. The village atmosphere is a great selling point.

Along with the amount of potential supply that will go up at FB, it will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

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Nicholas Harrison's picture

Can't believe that the City of Port Phillip fought so hard against this one. Brilliant design:

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Just look at the outcome above and compare to the Response from Council after the tower was approved:

Council slams VCAT decision to approve 18 story tower
Published 24 August 2012

Mayor Cr Rachel Powning says Council is extremely disappointed in VCAT’s decision to approve an 18 storey residential tower (115 apartments) at 2 St Kilda Road.

“We rejected the proposal and vehemently defended our position at VCAT, because we felt the height, scale and intensity of the development is inappropriate and does not fit in with the existing scale and form of neighbouring buildings, or the preferred character of the area. Council’s position at VCAT was also strongly supported by a local action group.

“The development is extremely inappropriate for the area and does not comply with the Port Phillip Planning Scheme. It will undoubtedly have a negative impact on local amenity, traffic flow and road safety,” she said.

The Mayor said Council’s policy is clear that the neighbourhood character and context must be a key consideration in determining the appropriateness of a new development.

“The Tribunal has ignored the Local Policy and placed greatest emphasis on State Policy around urban consolidation. This is a sad day for St Kilda, particularly for the local residents around St Kilda Junction who came out strongly against the proposal.”

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Mark Baljak's picture

^^ certainly looks the goods

nearby Allure also by Pace Development Group

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Mark Baljak's picture

>>> could this be the start of infill behind yarra's edge?

DPCD 28/06/2013

150 - 160 Turner Street Port Melbourne

Construct a (30) storey mixed use building

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Mark Baljak's picture

9 level space hotel on grey street should be due to start soon if they want it open next year

12-14 grey street, 1 basement level including kitchen and gym + cinema, 81 room hotel, up to 267 beds

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Allure Apartments

Ascent St Kilda Road

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I wish they'd allow development over Queens Way between St Kilda Junction and Union St, Windsor.

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S.T.K Apartments is already half sold out, prior to launch later this month: http://stkapartments.com.au/

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Mark Baljak's picture

excerp from AFR article

St Kilda Road tower half sold out

LARRY SCHLESINGER
Half of the apartments in what will be St Kilda Road’s tallest residential development, STK, have already sold off the plan ahead of its official ­mid-September launch.

The 26-level project is being developed by Joe Russo’s Caydon development group and features 309 apartments and 19 townhouses.

It will be built at 3-5 St Kilda Road on the site of the former offices of accountancy firm Lowe Lippmann; construction is due to commence in February.

Development of an earlier high-rise tower was opposed by the City of Port Phillip council, but approved by planning minister Matthew Guy.

The council has since requested an amendment to the Port Phillip planning scheme to impose a maximum height restriction of 26 metres to cover developments overlooking Albert Park.

If the amendment is approved, STK could be the last high-rise residential development on St Kilda Road.

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Excuse my idiocy but I'm still not sure exactly where 3-5 St Kilda Road is..

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Ryan Seychell's picture

Icon is starting construction October 19th.

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3-5 st Kilda road is south of the junction on the corner of st k road and Barkley street.

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Mark Baljak's picture

Luxury tower plan for site at Albert Park
September 18, 2013 - Simon Johanson

Melbourne's much-loved Albert Park may soon be ringed by apartment developments, after Pace Development Group's purchase of a six-level St Kilda office building.
The 181 Fitzroy Street office at the southern tip of the park was bought by the residential developer this week for $17.15million in a deal negotiated by CBRE's Kiran Pillai and Mark Coster, and Jones Lang LaSalle's James Kaufman and Steven Messina.
Pace intends to redevelop the large glass and concrete building into exclusive St Kilda apartments with sweeping northerly views towards the CBD.
The site has potential for a 10- to 12-level building.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/business/luxury-tower-plan-for-site-at-albert-p...

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Speed key to driving inner-city success

STK Apartments

Half of the 330 apartments have been sold to investors even before marketing begins in earnest, Russo says.

The decision to buy the site was made at his home just 30 minutes after hearing about its release, he says.

"I had to act quickly. I was able to Google it - with these Google maps you pull it up - so I knew exactly where it was, I knew the permit, and I knew it stacked up."

Contracts were exchanged within a week, the site being bought for $21m.

- See more at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/property/speed-key-to-driving-i...

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Plans for Waterfront Place Port Melbourne. Council to decide it's fate tonight.

http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/Report_2_-_Attach_1(1).pdf

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AFR
Box-on-box Icon attracts Russian buyers

Melbourne’s Russian emigre community has spent $7 million snapping up 20 of the 75 apartments sold off the plan so far in Pace Development Group’s eye-catching The Icon development at St Kilda junction.

One of the buyers, Anna Shutkin, originally from Vladivostok, said she had previously rented in the Eureka Tower, and The Icon display suite ­created a similar feeling of luxury but at a more affordable price.

Prices in the 18-storey project featuring 119 apartments start from $395,000 for a one-bedroom unit and $535,000 for a two-bedroom unit. Construction will start in October, with the project due for completion in mid-2015 after it was given the go-ahead by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

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Michael Berquez's picture

Great news....18 storeys gonna stand out quite a bit on that spot.

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Icon

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Ikon construction underway

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Debate begins on rebuilding the destroyed Stokehouse restaurant
January 20, 2014
Clay Lucas

Architects say the fire that burnt down St Kilda's much-loved Stokehouse restaurant on Friday night has provided an opportunity to build a new landmark beach destination on the foreshore.
''It's about time inner Melbourne had a really exciting piece of beach architecture,'' said Philip Goad, professor of architecture at Melbourne University.
Hundreds of people watched on Friday night as a fire that took hold in the restaurant's kitchen razed the building. Port Phillip Council has demolished the remains.
And, like the debate following the St Kilda Pier kiosk fire in 2003, locals and urban design experts are divided over what should be rebuilt on the Stokehouse site: a heritage replica of the early 1900s building or a contemporary venue.
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''I would like to see a similar process to the one engaged in to rebuild the historic St Kilda pier kiosk,'' deputy mayor and local councillor for the area Serge Thomann said.
The restaurant sat on Crown land, and the state government and the council in conjunction with the Van Haandel Group, which holds a 21-year lease over the site, will decide what happens.
The Van Haandel Group issued a statement mourning the building's loss and saying the company would ''as of Monday commence planning to bring back the Stokehouse''.
Architect and former Port Phillip Council design chief Jim Holdsworth as a young architecture student sat on the Lower Esplanade's grassy slope watching another St Kilda building, the Palais de Danse, burn down in 1968. ''Then they built The Palace,'' said Mr Holdsworth, which also burnt in 2007. ''The demise of that dreadful shed nobody lamented.''

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/debate-begins-on-rebuilding-the-destro...

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Cue Unchain St Kilda...

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