The ‘Planners in Pink’ from the project team last Saturday spoke to over 50 people at the Mosman Markets. The planners were impressed at the level of interest shown by passers-by and community members who made the effort to come down to the Peoples Junction stall to speak to them about the Masterplan and Civic Centre site concept plans.
Come down this Friday morning (7.30am – 9am) to the Seniors Centre and join the conversation on the preliminary plans for the People’s Junction with fellow business owners whilst enjoying some hot coffee and tea and local made pastries.
During the event we will discuss a range of interesting topics including:
• The development design options for the Mosman Civic Centre Sites;
• Exploring community uses on the Council owned sites;
• Development funding options;
• Identification of opportunity sites;
• Building height options;
• Street improvements; and
• Activating laneways
High streets are characterised by significant diversity and complexity, in terms of scale, geography, function and form. No two high streets are the same. As a result, the way in which they are affected by and respond to change is diverse and varied.
There are a number of opportunity sites identified for significant new development to deliver public benefits and drive renewal.
One site is in Council ownership, but the other four are privately owned. These sites could be redeveloped to make an architectural statement and give the Junction a strong visual identity along Military Road. Given the desire to trigger redevelopment on these key sites, it is proposed to increase height limits from 5 storeys to between 6 and 10 storeys. In return for this significant increase in height, these sites would need to deliver other public benefits, such as public car parking or plaza areas.
Populate or perish? Development incentives to encourage new residential opportunities in and around the Junction to activate the area
With community support, we are planning to redevelop civic and community buildings and upgrade public areas in Spit Junction. In order for revitalisation to occur, we will need to work in partnership with the State Government, private landowners, shopkeepers and local residents to encourage investment and activity in the area.
Two sucessful workshops were held last week with businesses, landowners and community members on ideas to breathe life back into Spit Junction. We received lots of great feedback which will inform development of a draft Masterplan for discussion during the next round of consultation.
Many great conversations were had at workshops. Issues such as traffic, parking, appropriate use of the civic centre, building heights and how to attract private investment into the area were discussed. The team’s idea to create a scramble crossing at the intersection of Spit and Military Roads was one that had broad interest and support. This proposal would be subject to State Government agreement.
If you were unable to attend workshops, don’t worry – you haven’t missed out on participating. The workshop presentation is available here (and you can also download the PDF, 10MB) and you can provide input, feedback and ideas on this website.