A proposed modification of a development approved at 10-16 Kendall St, Gosford, would increase the number of units from 72 to 74.
Currently the site is cleared with demolition of the existing structures after the original approval from a DA lodged in 2016.
At the time of the original approval, incentives allowed a 30 per cent height bonus and a floor space ratio bonus.
The incentives resulted in a maximum building height of 15.6m (30% increase on 12m) and floor space ratio control of 1.95:1 (30% increase on 1.5:1) being applicable to the site.
The proposal has a maximum building height of 23.8m consistent with the original approval.
Based on the change of development controls since then, the development as modified results in a variation of 13.3m to the applicable 12m height limit.
The proposed modification would see:
# 24 x one‐bedroom dwellings;
# 42 x two‐bedroom dwellings; and
# 8 x three‐bedroom dwellings.
Solar access and cross flow ventilation has been improved with only 12 units to receive no direct sunlight.
“The development as modified provides a vastly better built form response to the site whilst remaining substantially the same as the development originally approved,” the applicant states.
“The proposed modification therefore results in a better environment planning outcome for the site, is in the public interest and warrants favourable consideration.”
The site has a total area of 3,065.8m2 with a frontage of about 61m to Kendall Street with units built either side.
The original approval allowed for the construction of a 7-storey residential flat building comprising 72 units over basement parking accommodating 92 parking spaces and associated works.
The proposal is currently on public exhibition until September 8.