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Jamison Inn is Falling Down

By ArandaBill - 9 January 2012 59

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It has become a real community eyesore and environmental hazard with lots of loose iron flapping in the breeze.

With a real gust of wind the iron will end up on cars in the Jamison Plaza carpark or in neighbouring gardens or in the adjacent children’s playground.

The development proposal for the site is for a multistory apartment block of some 250+ one and two bedroom appartments – a furure slum development which is attracting community opposition.

There is also concern about the lack of onsite carparking and the consequent impact on the Jamison Plaza carpark which is always very busy.

It is about time the ACT Government issues a site cleanup or demolition order.

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Jamison Inn is Falling Down
johny 12:29 pm 09 Jan 12

The people complaining about the new development are the reason it hasnt been demolished yet, the site cant be demolished untill a building approval is issued and a building approval can not be issued without a development approval, so the longer the objectors fight the development the longer it will take to have the Inn demolished.

Tetranitrate 11:40 am 09 Jan 12

Instant Mash said :

Martlark said :

Parking won’t get harder as parking will be provided on site. Most of the residents will drive away during work days and won’t use more spaces then either. These units are no slum housing; each unit will be at least $300k, slum eh? Go to Kolkata or Rio to see what a real slum looks like.

Wouldn’t residents potentially have reserved spaces?

Yeah my understanding (and people should feel free to correct me here) was the plan was to utilize existing surface parking and that there explicitly wouldn’t be parking on site.
There was a similar proposal floating around for Hawker as well, and AFAIK in both cases the shop owners in the area were a bit concerned as well. The OP doesn’t really reflect the main concerns of the community IMO at least – it’s not so much NIMBYism but rather the worry that if they bugger up the parking situation at these suburban shopping centres they’ll lose a great deal of their utility and (in the case of Hawker) their viability in the long run might be harmed.

Deref 11:37 am 09 Jan 12

Knock down one eyesore, build a lovely modern one.

Plus ça change…

Instant Mash 11:34 am 09 Jan 12

Martlark said :

Instant Mash said :

Wouldn’t residents potentially have reserved spaces?

That is what I’m saying, but, in this car dominated city, many people have more cars than beds, so there is bound to be a small night time spill over, esp of the lazy.

Good point. Hopefully they’ll include some overflow.

fgzk 11:19 am 09 Jan 12

As long as the redevelopment does not effect “Trash”. I think I can already hear noise complaints and parking arguments.

Jethro said :

So you want the inn knocked down but you are also against the site being redeveloped?

Nice.

Martlark 11:09 am 09 Jan 12
Martlark 11:07 am 09 Jan 12

Instant Mash said :

Wouldn’t residents potentially have reserved spaces?

That is what I’m saying, but, in this car dominated city, many people have more cars than beds, so there is bound to be a small night time spill over, esp of the lazy.

dpm 11:04 am 09 Jan 12

Martlark said :

Parking won’t get harder as parking will be provided on site. Most of the residents will drive away during work days and won’t use more spaces then either. These units are no slum housing; each unit will be at least $300k, slum eh? Go to Kolkata or Rio to see what a real slum looks like.

From the unit details already provided, I don’t think these particular units will be too ‘slummy’; however, using the price alone to justify why it isn’t a ‘slum’ doesn’t really work – especially in Canberra! 🙂

Instant Mash 10:54 am 09 Jan 12

Martlark said :

Parking won’t get harder as parking will be provided on site. Most of the residents will drive away during work days and won’t use more spaces then either. These units are no slum housing; each unit will be at least $300k, slum eh? Go to Kolkata or Rio to see what a real slum looks like.

Wouldn’t residents potentially have reserved spaces?

Martlark 10:50 am 09 Jan 12

Parking won’t get harder as parking will be provided on site. Most of the residents will drive away during work days and won’t use more spaces then either. These units are no slum housing; each unit will be at least $300k, slum eh? Go to Kolkata or Rio to see what a real slum looks like.

Me no fry 10:49 am 09 Jan 12

Needs a good fire.

That’s a time-tested Canberra method for speeding up redevelopment of eyesores.

Instant Mash 10:47 am 09 Jan 12

Just knock the damn thing down already!

TheDancingDjinn 10:45 am 09 Jan 12

I have always wondered if the space was big enough to be made into apartments anyways – it looks like such a tiny area.

Jethro 10:29 am 09 Jan 12

So you want the inn knocked down but you are also against the site being redeveloped?

Nice.

WilliamZ 10:10 am 09 Jan 12

Parking at Jamison at present is a breeze compared with Dickson. With the proposed development completed, parking will be a breeze compared with Dickson. Sounds like you have still have some issues, ArandaBill. Are you against this sort of in-fill development “in your backyard” . If so, in whose “backyard” does it belong?

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