Chatswood reaches new limits



Chatswood will see another skyscraper in its midst, after Willoughby City Council endorsed a proposal for a 25-storey building on the end of the CBD.

The mixed-use residential and commercial development is set for 44-52 Anderson Street, on the edge of the North Chatswood Heritage Conservation Area.

The site is currently occupied by three, three-storey apartment blocks, with the new development to see the height limit skyrocket to 90 metres.

The building will consist of two storeys of commercial space, including two live/work ‘soho style’ units, and 156 residential apartments across 23 floors.

There will also be a four-level basement carpark with 188 parking spaces and a landscaped public open space at the rear of the building.

Council agreed the proposal was in line with its Chatswood CBD Planning and Urban Design Strategy 2036, which aims to cater for future growth in the CBD by encouraging mixed residential and commercial developments around a fully commercial core.

It says while the development fronts the North Chatswood conservation area, the plans include ‘generous’ setbacks and the environmental impacts were deemed ‘acceptable’.

The proposal will now be forwarded to the Department of Planning, Industry, and the Environment to seek a Gateway determination, allowing the plans to go on public exhibition. 

Stephanie Aikins, News Editor, North Shore Living Magazine

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