Pace Proposes Colourful 18-Level Tower For St Kilda Junction

THE Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal will decide whether a developer can replace rundown offices at one of Melbourne’s busiest intersections with a colourful, 18-level apartment tower, sure to be a landmark within the bayside suburb of St Kilda.

Plans for the 2-8 St Kilda Road proposal show a unique building which will appear as several stacks packed on top of each other. Each stack (of between two to four levels of apartments) are burgundy, teal, orange, green, yellow and white.

The City of Port Phillip council refused the application citing height, scale and intensity concerns. Mayor Rachel Powning warned the building would negatively impact traffic flow and road safety around the St Kilda junction which connects St Kilda Road with Fitzroy Street, Punt, Dandenong and Queens roads.

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Pace Developments Pays $5.1 Million For Collection of St Kilda Buildings, Apartments Planned

BRIGHTON-based builder Pace Developments has paid $5.1 million for a collection of offices and warehouses overlooking Dandenong Road.
 
The 11 – 17 Wellington Street properties cover 1,250 square metres, and offer a second street frontage to Nelson Street.
 
The six buildings on the site will be demolished and replaced with a six-level apartment tower with more than 100 units, offering views over Albert Park Lake toward Port Phillip Bay and the CBD.

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