Willoughby City Council has endorsed a proposal for a 25-storey mixed use residential and commercial development in the Chatswood CBD.
The 2687 square metre site at 44-52 Anderson Street is bounded by O’Brien Street, Day Street and Cambridge Lane, within the existing Chatswood CBD.
The Planning Proposal seeks to change the zoning from Medium Density Residential R3 to B4 Mixed Use, increase the height limitations to 90 metres and increase the floor space ratio to 6:1. The concept plans show 156 residential apartments as well as commercial floorspace.
The Council agreed that the proposal was consistent with the strategic objectives of the Chatswood CBD Planning and Urban Design Strategy 2036.
Council planners said that the environmental impacts were acceptable and the proposal should proceed to public exhibition.
The proposal addresses Council’s wishes to see the Chatswood CBD grow with mixed residential and commercial development around a fully commercial core.
The concept plans show the potential redevelopment of the site with generous setbacks to Anderson Street and the North Chatswood Conservation Area and to the public pathway to the west.
Deep planting areas for trees and vegetation, rooftop planting and greening on the eastern elevation and the inclusion of affordable housing units is also proposed.
Council will now forward the plans to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to seek a Gateway decision allowing the Planning Proposal to go on exhibition.