Pace seeks to build mixed-use development in Ascot Vale

Pace seeks to build mixed-use development in Ascot Vale
Pace seeks to build mixed-use development in Ascot Vale

Pace Development Group are expanding northwards into the City of Moonee Valley with a recently acquired site located at 327-357 Mt Alexander Road currently at advertising.

Not afraid of developing in Melbourne's middle ring suburbs as well as the inner-city, the Ascot Vale proposal sits on a 3,846 square metre site which has three frontages, the largest of which is to Mt Alexander Road.

Pace has employed Carr Design Group as the project lead, seeking permission for 89 apartments and 4 townhouses.

The project is located on the current site of the Ascot Vale garden centre and includes 4 heritage properties on the corner of Mt Alexander Road and Moonee Street - two of the heritage properties are to be retained as part of the proposal.

The ground floor contains four retail tenancies, one of which will be large enough for a local supermarket, and the 3 levels of basement car parking cater for both private residents, visitors and customers in the building's proposed retail tenancies.

Contained within the proposal are 17 x 1 bedroom apartments, 62 x 2 bedroom apartments and 10 x 3 bedroom apartments.  All four townhouses are 3 bedroom with 2 bathrooms.

Pace seeks to build mixed-use development in Ascot Vale
Looking south down Mt Alexander Road. Planning image: Carr Design & Pace

All 1 bedroom apartments are a minimum of 51 square metres and can range up to 58 square metres with 8 square metres of private outdoor space.  Some apartments on the first level above the retail tenancies and on the same level as the internal courtyard have upwards of 61 square metres of private outdoor space.

2 Bedroom apartments have a minimum of 68 square metres and the range goes up to over 100 square metres of internal space. The three bedroom apartments have a minimum of 105 square metres of internal space.

The main apartment building sits on the site in a reverse L shape (when viewed from the south) which creates a private space away from the street-fronts. Landscape plans now with Moonee Valley council show a mixture of rain gardens, raised garden beds and gazebos expected to adorn the communal courtyard.

Development Team Summary

  • Developer: Pace Development Group
  • Architect: Carr Design Group
  • Urban Planner: Urbis
  • Traffic Management: Ratio
  • Waste Management: Leigh Design
  • Heritage Consultant: Bryce Raworth

Alastair Taylor

Alastair Taylor

Alastair Taylor is a co-founder of Urban.com.au. Now a freelance writer, Alastair focuses on the intersection of public transport, public policy and related impacts on medium and high-density development.

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1. There was no media release, it's an advertised planning application.
2. Yes, I've seen the heritage reports in the planning application - I understand there are some people who find heritage issues more newsworthy than others, but it's not our focus, never has been, probably never will be.
3. We are not a link farm for your blog.
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Well done again guys! Yet another puff piece parroting the developer's media release.

Not mentioned: The two heritage structures proposed for demolition are BOTH LISTED and Council has already written to the developer telling them they need to be retained, and so far as I can work out the implication they are only demolishing 2 of 4 heritage structures is misleading, as the remaining structures aren't part of the subject site.

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