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by bva
Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: ONH: [Gilberton] 45 Park | 35m | 10lvls | Residential
Replies: 191
Views: 66070

Re: Channel 7 site Gilberton

dont forget that 5 storeys facing park road means that the taller building to the rear still has views over the parklands (higher value) and better solar access and reduced sense of enclosure for the internal open space
by bva
Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 3378
Views: 734069

Re: New Retail in the CBD

excellent little cd/record shop looks like it has just opened up across from elephant and wheelbarrow
good prices on lps -compared to muses anyway
by bva
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Uno Apartments | 53m | 17lvls | Residential
Replies: 412
Views: 79244

[COM] Re: #SWP: Uno Apartments | 16lvls | Residential

this one may be starting
people on site, tagara signs now up on the fencing
plus site office setup nearby
i guess we will know in next week or so
by bva
Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: General Development Discussions
Topic: #Official Defence Thread
Replies: 305
Views: 156419

Re: #Official Defence Thread

I am more impressed that Kim Scott is the guy from the Mark of Cain!!
Hope they make another record soon.
Ill at Ease is an SA classic...
Remember meeting a bunch of guys in Munich who loved Adelaide because of this band
by bva
Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] SA Water | 56m | 11lvls | Office
Replies: 587
Views: 126787

[COM] Re: #U/C: SA Water | 56m | 12lvls | Office

looks like an opening to an upper level terrace?
by bva
Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3692
Views: 655532

Re: News from the ACC

i have not looked into the full details of this but me thinks that quite a few schemes in the $8-9.5m range will be miraculously be $10m now
looks like ACC will need to get some cost consultants in to validate the submitted development costs
by bva
Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: More Ridiculous NIMBY News
Replies: 47
Views: 4593

Re: More Ridiculous NIMBY News

i think you are being a bit harsh he is an architect and town planner according to his bio!! the website identifies a number of buildings demolished - i agree that many of them would be worthy of retention all matters being equal, however, they are not and whilst i would like developments on sites o...
by bva
Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [CAN] Spire Living | 107m | 37lvls | Residential
Replies: 822
Views: 176933

[CAN] Re: #Deferred: Spire Living - 110m, 35 lvls

the statement "avoiding unecessary costs" is a poor choice of words. Good design does cost money but first this must be accepted as important. ACC officers should challenge the viability of this scheme as part of the design assessment. Having said that, I do await more realisted verfieid local and t...
by bva
Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: General Development Discussions
Topic: News & Discussion: Planning & Building Regulations
Replies: 147
Views: 59763

Re: Planning System Overhaul 2008

they are akin to Opportunity Areas in London, although not to the same scale i thinkfor effective planning they would need to incorporate some controls into the TOD assessment process- ie minimum density minimum unit numbers prefered housing mix reduced parking standards affordable housing requireme...
by bva
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Urbanest | 59/53m | 20/18lvls | Apartments
Replies: 448
Views: 90116

[COM] Re: #Approved: 140 North Terrace - 2 x 53m, 18 lvl Apartments

Unless the process has changed, ACC would have the power to decline to assess the application from the outset (ie refusal). There is no right of appeal against this decision by the applicant. Conversely they can agree to assess the application and commence consultation, referals etc. A decision not ...
by bva
Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Metropolitan Developments
Replies: 1394
Views: 292235

Re: $3.5m city tower

listing either state or local heritage places is based on a potential range of factors Listing State Heritage Places In response to nominations from the public and heritage surveys, and acting on advice from the Heritage Branch, State Heritage Places are entered in the Register by the Register Commi...
by bva
Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [CAN] Masonic Lodge | 60m | 17lvls | Residential
Replies: 134
Views: 43010

[CAN] Re: #Proposed: Masonic Lodge- Nth Terrace- 17lvl 60m

happy to reserve judgement As you say one image is a hard basis to form a view, however, I would expect CofA to take a very strong line on design as this forms the backdrop to an important building and the edge context to our most important boulevard. intrigued by the 'rust' material and look forwar...
by bva
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [CAN] Masonic Lodge | 60m | 17lvls | Residential
Replies: 134
Views: 43010

[CAN] Re: #Proposed: Masonic Lodge- Nth Terrace- 17lvl 60m

not normally so vitriolic but that is a shockingly poor design which, in my view, manages to both harm the setting of the Masonic lodge and the wider context of the local area. maybe the images are poor quality, but the colour and material selection are also disapointing - are there any views from t...
by bva
Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:10 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [CAN] 231-243 Waymouth Street | 65m | 20lvls | Mixed Use
Replies: 139
Views: 40243

[CAN] Re: #Approved: Waymouth Towers - 33.5m, 10 lvls

the first is one is the approved version?
by bva
Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: MATS Plan
Replies: 16
Views: 6611

Re: MATS Plan

for me, i am very happy it was cancelled. the destruction of hindmarsh, some eastern suburbs and the segregating affects of a concrete collar around the CBD are not fun to comprehend (look at Birmingham who are trying to right the wrongs of the Buchanan Report ideas). I am not saying that elements m...