New apartments central to proposed Maroochydore mixed-use development

Local private Sunshine Coast developers have lodged plans for a site on a key corner site located at the gateway entry point to the Maroochydore Priority Development Area (PDA) which is the emerging CBD of Maroochydore, and more widely the Sunshine Coast.

Designed by renowned architects, Cottee Parker, the mix-use development will comprise a mix of 16 three-bedroom and 88 two-bedroom apartments, along with 2,464 sqm of office space, an outdoor dining area and 831 sqm of food and retail space.

The ground floor space of the development will be home to five food and drink outlet tenancies, addressing and activating all road frontages, with a residential lobby off First Ave, and a commercial lobby on the Aerodrome Rd frontage. The ground floor will also contain back of house areas along with 16 car parks, screened and sleeved by tenancies and lobby areas.

Levels two to four will comprise office space with three levels of car parking and a partial mezzanine parking level accommodating a further 251 car parking spaces, as well as bicycle and motorcycle parking located behind.

Levels five to 12 will home eight levels of residences, with each level comprising 13 units each. A large 658 sqm communal open space pool and pool terrace area will be located on level five, on top of the podium, with additional amenity on the rooftop level, including a gym, a screened plant room and 252 sqm of outdoor terrace space.

Whist recognising the site’s city centre location, the development also reflects the beachside character of the local plan area by extensive integration of landscaping and implementing a light coastal colour scheme. A high level of articulation is proposed through steps in building profile, protruding balconies, architectural screening, an articulated and stepped roof line and variation in building materials and finer grain detailing.

Element Design are behind the landscaping, which will feature along all street frontages as well as being integrated within the building’s design including on all podium levels, to the edges of the communal open space area and with green walls on the Aerodrome Road frontage.

Landing on the corner of Aerodrome Road and First Avenue, the site has a high level of access to public transport with existing bus stops along Aerodrome Road located 80-metres to the south-east of the site and 220-metres to the north-west of the site.

Further, the site’s location is planned to be serviced by key public transport infrastructure including the Dedicated Public Transport Corridor (CAMCOS), CoastConnect Priority Public Transport and Bicycle Corridor and potential future Sunshine Coast Light Rail Corridor, along with First Avenue indicatively identified as part of the future light rail alignment.



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