12a Parkes Street, Harris Park

This development will activate an existing vacant block with a high-quality mixed-use development that is sensitively designed to enhance the surroundimg infrastructure including a local stormwater culvert.

  • Client

    Soho Parramatta Pty Ltd

  • LGAS

    Parramatta

  • Size

    Approx. 135 residential units / 800 SQM site area

  • Value

    $35m

  • Sector

    Residential

  • Services

    Urban Planning

  • Office

    Western Sydney

  • Team

    Adam Coburn, Addison Boykin

  • Completed

    2023

  • Photography

    FJMT Studio

About the project

The redevelopment of the site proposes a 25storey mixed-use development with ground floor retail and 135 residential units above. The site is conveniently located within the Parramatta CBD, in close proximity to transport and employment land uses. The development will facilitate a higher density and redevelopment of the site in a prime location in close proximity to a range of current and future services and public transport options. Mecone has been involved in a number of urban planning services which have included:

  • Preparing a planning proposal to allow for increased height and density on the site;
  • Preparing draft Local Environmental Plan site specific controls for the site;
  • Assisting with the preparation of a Voluntary Planning Agreement;
  • Managing the Competitive Design Alternatives Process to achieve design excellence for the site, which included preparing relevant reports, liaising with architects and panel members and chairing meetings;
  • Liaison with Council and Dept. of Planning and Environment to progress the rezoning; and
  • Prepared the Statement of Environmental Effects and managing the approval process of the Development Application through Council.
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