Box Hill Bubbles Along with Multiple New Towers at Planning
Box Hill continues to rack up significant planning applications, with the eastern hub showing no sign of slowing in its skyward progression. Three significant proposals are in the works, potentially adding hundreds of new apartments to the Box Hill market, which has well and truly blossomed over recent years.
Ausgood Development Pty Ltd is proposing a 14 level tower directly opposite Box Hill Hospital. At 17-19 Arnold Street, Desyne Developments have conceived the proposal which includes 119 apartments above 4 medical suites.
Well away from Box Hill’s Whitehorse Road spine, the proposal is more significant in size than any of the contemporary apartment developments adjacent to it.
More grandiose in its nature is 517-521 Station Street; the latest prospect for Golden Age Group.
Plans are afoot to rezone the land parcel acquired by the developer during 2016 from Public Use Zone to a Mixed Use Zone. If successful, the 7,344sqm site which cost Golden Age $51.8 million will be transformed into multiple residential towers.
Preliminary plans by DKO Architecture shows the site hosting dual 18 level towers, supplemented by a smaller 6 level building. In addition to 429 apartments, the scheme also calls for 6,638sqm of retail space, 77 serviced apartments, 1,950sqm of office space, a gym, 400sqm medical centre and a child care centre with capacity for 107.
Whitehorse City Council have provided support for the development, with the rezoning subject to a final nod from the Minister for Planning.
Image: DKO Architecture