Apartments, cafes proposed to replace house on Main Street in Osborne Park

Plans to demolish a house at 60 Main Street, Osborne Park and replace it with a seven-story apartment building are awaiting public comment.

The building offers 21 apartments, two commercial rentals on the ground floor to be used as a cafe or restaurant, and a communal rooftop garden with open outdoor space, yoga deck, seating and a multi-purpose room.

However, the City of Stirling is seeking comments as the developer wants some discretion.

Camera iconArtist’s impression of the proposed mixed-use development at 60 Main Street, Osborne Park. Credit: Solve the group

According to the guidelines, the development can only be a maximum of five storeys, approximately 20m high, but the development proposes seven with a height of 20.1m.

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This includes a basement and lower ground floor which would be more than 50% below ground, while levels six and seven would be set back so that the building stands as five stories from the street and to adjacent properties.

Artist's impression of the rooftop common area of ​​the mixed-use development project at 60 Main Street, Osborne Park.
Camera iconArtist’s impression of the rooftop common area of ​​the mixed-use development project at 60 Main Street, Osborne Park. Credit: Solve the group

The development also offers several reduced setbacks, some variation of visual privacy requirements and two vehicle crossings with a width of 6.1m and 6.2m on Garner Lane while only one is permitted at a maximum of 6m .

According to a report by Resolve Group, the proposed form and scale of construction is “consistent with the City’s desired future scale and character for the Main Street Activity Corridor.”

“The proposed development offers a high quality design, which will set a precedent for future mixed-use development in the locality,” the report states.

A site map for the proposed mixed-use development at 60 Main Street in Osborne Park.
Camera iconA site map for the proposed mixed-use development at 60 Main Street in Osborne Park. Credit: Solve the group

He also said the proposal is consistent with city and state infill goals for the area and “would act as a catalyst for the development of Main Street into a very active and vibrant place to work and live.”

Submissions can be made to Stirling.wa.gov.au until June 1.

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