Apartment block proposal

A proposed view of the apartments.

By Justin Flynn

A three-storey apartment complex in Ocean Grove is before Geelong council for approval.

The proposal for the 23-apartment building on The Avenue will contain a 44 car spaces in and basement car park with room for four visitors’ spaces.

Under the proposal the building would contain six two-bedroom apartments and 17 three-bedroom apartments.

The development is slated for 89-91 The Avenue, on the corner of Hodgson St, next to Ocean Grove Park.

The two blocks were sold in February 2018.

“The dwellings will be constructed over three levels – ground, mid and upper floors constructed above a basement car park,” the report says.

“The existing (south eastern) vehicle crossover in The Avenue is proposed to be modified to provide two way ingress/egress to the basement car park.

“A redundant crossover fronting The Avenue will have kerbing/nature strip reinstated.

The on-street car parking space removed to enable widening of the crossover will be relocated. No net loss of existing parking will result.”

The proposed development is not located within an area of cultural heritage sensitivity, the report says.

The report states that the building will comply with the maximum height

“Majority of building is maintained below maximum wall height of 10 metres above natural ground level,” it says.

“Small portion of structure (concealed by a parapet) extends up to 10.5 metres above natural ground level consistent with Clause 32.07-9 (Maximum building height requirement for a dwelling or residential building).”

Council’s public comment period on the plans for The Avenue is set to close on 12 July.


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