A prominent Fitzroy North supermarket-cum-developer has submitted a proposal for the expansion of their supermarket building into a seven-storey apartment building.
Piedimonte Developments have submitted a $45 million proposal to the City of Yarra for the 3,715 square metre corner site, designed by Peddle Thorp Architects.
The existing Piedimonte Supermarket building is located at 37-45 Best Street, Fitzroy North, while the site’s retail premises located to the south of the supermarket are found at 27-35 Best Street.
There are also existing dwellings and commercial premises located to the west of the supermarket building at 102-114 Scotchmer Street. The combined street frontages are in excess of 100 metres.
After an initial demolition of some of the existing buildings on the site, the proposed redevelopment of the land includes a part five-storey and part seven-storey building to be used for an expanded supermarket comprising 2,894 square metres of retail floor and an 877 square metre bottle shop.
The development will also feature 89 dwellings, made up of 23 one-bedroom, 62 two-bedroom and four three-bedroom units. Parking will also be available, with 164 car parking spaces and 86 bicycle spaces contained within three levels of basement parking facilities.
The site is strategically located within the North Fitzroy Neighbourhood Activity Centre, a linear commercial precinct that extends along St Georges Road.
Two separate existing frontages will be retained and restored as part of the development. The site is approximately three kilometres north of the CBD.
The expansion has been proposed on the grounds that it would provide for a high level of amenity for the future occupants of the development and provide an element of updated visual interest and enhancement of the Best Street and Scotchmer Street streetscapes.