It needs to be said that residents want a vibrant lower height cafe precinct that leverages local character to create a strong visitor economy. North Adelaide has huge potential to be South Australia’s Salamanca Place.
Few people realise how stupendously bulky the now proposed structure is. For a start it’s three towers (one 15 storeys) are so closely spaced they they will be more like a thick vertical slab around 140 metres long. This will be the tallest structure outside of the CBD, but there seems to be nothing in the CBD of similarly imposing bulk. And then there’s the block long 2 storey podium which inserts 2000 sq m of office space into already struggling O’Connell St.
We want Council to return to its visionary up-to-8-storey plan for a lively heritage based precinct with a healthy economy!