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More high-rise for Campbell on Constitution ave

By DeadlySchnauzer - 7 May 2010 25

Campbellites, get ready for more high-rise on your doorstep. I stumbled across the following documents that apparently show approved buildings due for 2011 completion on the Campbell side of Consitution ave (ie backing on to residential streets).

http://www.hindmarsh.com.au/images/projects/pdfs/65-67_Constitution_Ave.pdf

http://www.hindmarsh.com.au/images/projects/pdfs/81_Constitution_Ave.pdf

The existing RSL and small offices look set to be replaced with these 6-9 story glass monoliths. With the ASIO building getting all the publicity, i’m surprised no ones ever mentioned these ones.

Ah well, I say bring on Kingston 2.0 for Constitution Ave.

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More high-rise for Campbell on Constitution ave
troll-sniffer 12:59 pm 08 May 10

I lives just up da road and it’s fine by me. Constipation Ave has always been allotted to guvmnt, business and association uses and this is the logical continuation. Means some poor little BMW SUV drivers will have 20 seconds more travel time getting home. Won’t affect me because I take the sensible option and ride.

threepaws 11:59 pm 07 May 10

If the ‘monolith’ is glass and you can see through it, does it really exist?

If it does exist, are you just upset that it is not getting the ‘all the publicity’ like ASIO?

Is it just the sound of one hand clapping?

arescarti42 10:52 pm 07 May 10

Actually why can’t we have more medium density in our suburbs for heavens sake? There are heaps of suburbs in Sydney and other smaller cities in NSW that have medium density units scattered through the burbs. Public transport sure would be a lot more viable.

Ryoma 10:32 pm 07 May 10

Good. While I also feel sorry for anyone these alleged “monoliths” are going to tower directly over, I cannot think of a better place for higher density in Canberra than along Constitution Avenue. Close to Civic – check. Public transport services – check. Located in a place which will allow for further housing diversity in future – check.

Drag the attitude of many Canberrans in regards to housing and architecture out of the 1970’s? Will have to wait and see 😉

arescarti42 10:08 pm 07 May 10

DeadlySchnauzer said :

Frano said :

I can assure you these proposed buildings are no “high-rise”. Such developments are great for our fair city.

Hopefully they at least re-zone the residential blocks to medium density so that the owners can sell for decent compensation if they want.

I’m not too sure how the zoning in this city works, but that seems like a win win to me. We encourage more people to live near the city through medium density development in surrounding suburbs, and the people currently living there who want to live their suburban dream can sell their blocks to developers for a fortune and move to a stately home in the suburbs.

sepi 8:32 pm 07 May 10

i would hate to have 9 storeys worth of people in units staring into my backyard.

Tempestas 8:11 pm 07 May 10

This post highlights the sense of entitlement that some select residents of Reid & Campbell have felt for a long time.

Logically those two suburbs should have lost all their large blocks and heritage flavours in the same way Braddon, Turner and Ainslie have.

Realistically it would be better for Canberra for both of these suburbs to be razed to the ground and redeveloped as a high quality and high density area.

But as we know logic has never had any input into ACT planning so its no time now. Given the Secret Squirrel monolith being built across the road, these proposals will if anything assist that bit of Constitution Ave look less lost than it has for years.

Imagine how impressive the wide boulevard of Anzac Parade would look if flanked by tall majestic structures instead of quaint upmarket surburbia either side of the tree line.

planeguy 7:40 pm 07 May 10

Agree that 6-9 stories is not high-rise. I also think that Constitution Ave is perfect for these taller (in a Canberra sense) buildings. Russell is 6 stories, and is right next door.

The buildings pictured aren’t particularly attractive, but oh well.

I-filed 7:37 pm 07 May 10

Is this an Australian company? What do they mean by “Returned AND Services League” in the second document?

abc 6:51 pm 07 May 10

There has been a sign up for the RSL one for about a year now..

benett 6:25 pm 07 May 10

6-9 story monoliths…It’s a brave new world folks!

DeadlySchnauzer 4:51 pm 07 May 10

Frano said :

I can assure you these proposed buildings are no “high-rise”. Such developments are great for our fair city.

I tend to agree. But (a) I would classify this as high-rise in the otherwise er low-rise landscape of Canberra, and (b) being right in a suburban residential area is a bit crappy… the blocks involved are directly adjoining to residential RZ1 house blocks, that are now going to have a 9 storey building towering over them. Hopefully they at least re-zone the residential blocks to medium density so that the owners can sell for decent compensation if they want.

captainwhorebags 4:41 pm 07 May 10

I think both of those proposed developments look good and don’t fit the description of monolith. I see no reason why Campbell residents need special protection and exemption from having so called “high rise” buildings nearby. That area is pretty much part of the city precinct.

I was disappointed when the NCA canned the redevelopment of Constitutional Avenue. A Paris style boulevard could have been a wonderful addition to the inner north.

Wraith 4:40 pm 07 May 10

Frano said :

“high-rise”, “monolith”? 6 stories high. I have lived in many major cities of the world, and I can assure you these proposed buildings are no “high-rise”. Such developments are great for our fair city.

+1

Frano 4:31 pm 07 May 10

“high-rise”, “monolith”? 6 stories high. I have lived in many major cities of the world, and I can assure you these proposed buildings are no “high-rise”. Such developments are great for our fair city.

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