this building is 74.5m to top. it will be interesting to see how this is recieved as it is WAY above height restrictions and there is a letter basically saying how ancient building height limits are and that they are irrelevant and that is why Adelaide has boring buildings and no apartment market.... it's true but not sure I would be saying those things to the people that own the plan. Might get their backs up.
This proposal is seriously going to test the DAC.
The height limit for the area is 40m, the adjourning area is 60m and then 75m next to that way over on Pirie street near Telstra House. This building is basically double what is allowed under the development plan. The development plan does allow for taller buildings if they meet a number of criteria. One of these is a transition of adjourning building heights. There are no high rise around this building meaning it does not achieve this objective.
This proposal also goes against the current rules for this precinct in relation to sunlight levels and the angle of the building.
I really hope it is approved and not made to be reduced in height but it will be the most challenging proposal put up agaisnt the development plan we have seen in recent itmes.
This is on public notification now:http://www.dac.sa.gov.au/download.cfm?D ... 0F2030D46A