Chapter Group is a step closer to replacing Melbourne’s flagship Kathmandu outlet, in Fitzroy, with a nine level building.
An amended planning application for 411-421 Smith Street would see the amount of proposed commercial space reduced to 1254 sqm (from 1898 sqm).
The number of dwellings – a mix of apartments and townhouses – has increased, from 55 to 63.
A total of 100 car parks are now earmarked, up from 68.
The ground floor would be configured with two retail spaces – containing 161 sqm and 232 sqm – and a 182 sqm cafe (story continues below).
Like a nearby Collingwood proposal penned by the same architect, DKO, the Fitzroy design incorporates trapezoid shaped upper levels to accommodate setbacks.
Chapter paid c$20 million for the 1820 sqm site in 2019; the holding also fronts Leicester St.
This pocket of the suburb is about three kilometres north of the CBD.