New 6-7 storey apartment block proposed on site next to Coles

An apartment block of six to seven storeys on a site next to Coles is the latest high-rise development proposal for the centre of Engadine.

A development application (DA) has been lodged for the project at  21-23 Boronia Avenue, with an estimated construction cost of $11 million.

The proposal includes 31 units over six to seven levels plus two to three levels of basement parking for 40 cars.

There would be 12 three-bedroom, eight two-bedroom and 11 one-bedroom units.

The site is on the western side of the Engadine Centre, zoned for high-rise, and opposite land zoned for medium density residential development to the west of Boronia Avenue.

“The proposed development has been designed with consideration to its location, context and existing and potential future surrounding development,” the DA said.

“The site is located in a highly desirable location in Engadine, and the new apartments will respond to the demand for a high quality product with good public transport, shops, parks and other local services and activities.”

The proposal meets gross floor area (GFA) requirements in the local environmental plan (LEP), but exceeds the prescribed maximum height.

The permissable maximum height is 20 metres, and the development would reach 21.3 metres, and a variation has been requested.