Irving Street Street viewCatherine Townsend from Townsend and Associates Architects presented concept proposals for the Aalto residential apartments to be constructed on the former YMCA site (now a childcare centre, tennis courts and Balloons Aloft) in Irving Street, Phillip at the WVCC meeting on 4 May 2011.

Irving Street shadow model - midday JuneThe proposal is for the construction of two buildings, one 12 storeys and the other nine storeys, comprising 278 residential apartments (of one, two and three bedrooms) and a childcare centre to replace the existing centre.

Those at the meeting were pleased to see attention being given to the orientation of the buildings to ensure adequate solar access.

It is expected a development application will be submitted to the ACT Planning and Land Authority in June.

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