A six-storey unit block with affordable housing is proposed for the shopping strip at The Strand at Penshurst under a development application lodged with Georges River Council.
The $6.2 million development proposes a total of 25 shop top apartments with a mix of 12 studio apartments to be used for affordable housing, eight two-bedroom apartments and five three-bedroom apartments.
There would be a communal courtyard on the first floor and basement parking for 22 cars.
The site at 5-7 The Strand is located in a row of two-storey shops and directly opposite Penshurst Railway Station.
The proposed development would replace an existing two/three storey commercial building.
The plan has bonus floor space that is available under the Affordable Rental Housing SEPP 2009.
This will give the 700 square-metre site a Floor Space Ratio of 2.5:1.
It will have a total floor area of affordable housing of 454sqm, giving the development a bonus floor space of 227sqm and a total floor space of 1,977sqm.
The proposed development is consistent with the zoning and planning controls for the area.
'"The proposed development has been designed taking into account what is envisaged for the area due to its location in the Penshurst Commercial centre as well as being located opposite Penshurst railway Station," the Statement of Environmental Effects states.
"Accordingly, the proposed development is considered to be acceptable and compatible with both the existing and future character of the area."
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