Another week, another proposal unveiled for Fishermans Bend with a new wedge of development divulged within the precinct. Following the success of earlier projects Coromandel Place and Habitat Southbank, developer Maxvic Group's submitted plans for a new four tower development situated at 60-82 Johnson Street have gone public. Once more architecture firm Rothe Lowman have delivered the scheme following their unique design for Habitat Southbank highlighted by its punctured facade.
Maxvic is a joint venture between developer Vicland Corporation and expanding Melbourne builder Maxcon. In a piece written for Fairfax by Marc Pallsico earlier this year, Vicland director Bill McNee said the group planned to start marketing and building the complex this year. This is almost impossible as State Planning Minister Matthew Guy has essentially placed a freeze on Fishermans Bend approvals until a State Government structure plan for the area is released.
Regardless it's encouraging to see genuine developer intent to deliver a project rather than the growing perception that a number of planning applications in the area are merely intending to sell upon approval.
60-82 Johnson Street will include twin 53 level towers which will be divided by two smaller towers of 27 and 21 levels respectively. At 53 levels each the two almost brooding towers may well nudge 175m, tipping out another Rothe Lowman proposal nearby at 132-143 Ferrars Street (49L @ 165m) to most likely become Fishermans Bend's tallest proposed towers. A total of 1600 apartments are set to be built over different stages, with offices, activated podium, ground floor retail and a supermarket prominent.
Look out for a more detailed summary of this planning application coming soon, as for now view the dedicated forum thread here for more images of 60-82 Johnson Street, South Melbourne