Chapter proposes another trapezoid tower

The proposed Smith Street building will contain 63 apartments.

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.

The eight level DKO office earmarked for a 468 sqm plot at 19 Down St, Collingwood.

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Marc Pallisco

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