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322 new homes for the Jamison Inn site

By johnboy - 27 June 2011 41


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ACTPLA have announced a huge new development has been approved for the old Jamison Inn site at Macquarie.

ACTPLA’s Chief Planning Executive, Neil Savery, said the redevelopment would comprise eight 4-6 storey buildings with commercial and non-commercial uses allowed on the ground level and basement parking.

“The proposal is an excellent design that optimises the use of underutilised land close to a group centre,” Mr Savery said.

“The development meets the Government’s policy objective for infill development, which will help the city become more sustainable and increase housing choice in this location.

“It is close to a group centre, town centre, the University of Canberra, Calvary hospital and a major transport corridor. When people can live, work, study, shop and play near their home, they are more likely to walk, ride or use public transport than drive.

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322 new homes for the Jamison Inn site
dpm 8:02 am 28 Jun 11

Watson said :

I love how they try to make the carpark look like some sort of a community space in the brochure! ….

Hahahaha! That is SOOO true in those pics! It looks hilarious! Every bitumen carpark there has people strolling thru it for a Sunday walk! 🙂

Watson 7:48 am 28 Jun 11

Gerry-Built said :

I had a look at the display on Saturday last. The first four buildings (3 on the carpark edge nearest Jamison Centre, and the one on Bowman St) will be built as soon as the inn comes down in three weeks. 11 shops (salon, cafes and restaurants) under the first three buildings. The last four buildings will be built along Redfern Street as the first stage is completed. The slip lane off Bowman St on to Redfern will be resumed for the second stage (The block is nearly as big as all the car parking around Jammo). Cheapest apartments were $340,000 (61m2 – not including balcony) – the largest were a smidgeon over $900,000 (I didn’t bother with getting any details of these 😛 ) and well over 160m2 (these do not feature in the brochure). Smaller apartments get one car spot, with the medium, and larger getting two; in the basement carpark.

Same developers as Space in Turner. They looked like they were going to be quite nice; no slum, methinks. Especially with THOSE prices…

$340K for 60m2?! In Macquarie?! Wow.

bethybobs 4:18 am 28 Jun 11

I remember spending a week or more living at the Jamison Inn inbetween rental houses during uni…. fun times…. bet I still played significantly less rent then what people will be paying for there apartments. Although I imagine quality will vary a great deal…. I hope. I dont mind an apartment if it is well built, unlike most modern “souless holes”.

Gerry-Built 10:59 pm 27 Jun 11

I had a look at the display on Saturday last. The first four buildings (3 on the carpark edge nearest Jamison Centre, and the one on Bowman St) will be built as soon as the inn comes down in three weeks. 11 shops (salon, cafes and restaurants) under the first three buildings. The last four buildings will be built along Redfern Street as the first stage is completed. The slip lane off Bowman St on to Redfern will be resumed for the second stage (The block is nearly as big as all the car parking around Jammo). Cheapest apartments were $340,000 (61m2 – not including balcony) – the largest were a smidgeon over $900,000 (I didn’t bother with getting any details of these 😛 ) and well over 160m2 (these do not feature in the brochure). Smaller apartments get one car spot, with the medium, and larger getting two; in the basement carpark.

Same developers as Space in Turner. They looked like they were going to be quite nice; no slum, methinks. Especially with THOSE prices…

Catty 10:51 pm 27 Jun 11

It’s already impossible to get a parking spot at Jamison. There will be loss of space and amenity as the whole thing is turned into a construction site. Infill? Bah, humbug. My dogs have more space than the humans there will have.

Muttsybignuts 9:25 pm 27 Jun 11

Martlark said :

Such hostility! Slums are usually low rise shacks populated by poor people. These will be expensive, very expensive, medium height buildings and housing quite wealthy people. Living one or two floors above the ground does not immediately constitute slum housing. Please return to reality or write more obviously ironic posts.

Sorry. You cant polish a turd but you can roll it in glitter. I hope you enjoy your poorly built, highly overpriced, so close you can hear your neighbours fart dog box. It just isn’t for me.

Watson 7:58 pm 27 Jun 11

random said :

That has to be one of the least useful press releases ever issued.

Isn’t this Space Macquarie? Those units have been on sale for ages.

I love how they try to make the carpark look like some sort of a community space in the brochure! “You’ll have no lack of fresh air at Space Macquarie! A 2 square foot balcony AND you and your kids can hang out in the carpark.”

Martlark 6:59 pm 27 Jun 11

Such hostility! Slums are usually low rise shacks populated by poor people. These will be expensive, very expensive, medium height buildings and housing quite wealthy people. Living one or two floors above the ground does not immediately constitute slum housing. Please return to reality or write more obviously ironic posts.

Chaz 6:39 pm 27 Jun 11

neanderthalsis said :

“Homes” might be a little ambitious for high density urban infill.

322 “shoe boxes” doesn’t sound as good

Mr Lubberlubber 5:12 pm 27 Jun 11

It definitely is Space Macquarie. It looks like they may have been trimmed of some units. I thought that they had closer to 350 or so at DA stage, but their website doesn’t give any numbers away.

Rawhide Kid Part3 5:09 pm 27 Jun 11

In the future will be known as the Jamison Slums……

JC 5:02 pm 27 Jun 11

No doubt not enough car parks will be provided, meaning residents will park in the Jammo carpark thus causing problems there. Far too many appartments planned for this site.

Muttsybignuts 4:44 pm 27 Jun 11

The land isn’t that big. Cramming 8 multi level buildings in there will create another ghetto.

random 4:33 pm 27 Jun 11

That has to be one of the least useful press releases ever issued.

Isn’t this Space Macquarie? Those units have been on sale for ages.

neanderthalsis 4:24 pm 27 Jun 11

“Homes” might be a little ambitious for high density urban infill.

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