New block of Keira Street units spells end to spell for Wollongong’s Domino’s Pizza building | Mercury of Illawarra

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Domino’s store in Wollongong could soon be looking for a new home if plans to build a residential and commercial complex on the site materialize. ADM Architects has applied to Wollongong City Council on behalf of Belvedere on Keira Pty Ltd to construct a seven storey housing estate on land on the corner of Keira and Smith streets. The sole director of the company is Vince Pavia, who also runs construction company Advanced Constructions with his business partner Ethan Sinclair. Read more: Wollongong Nightclub Mr Crown seeks to expand local Advanced Constructions projects including Wollongong Courthouse refurbishment, construction of Harbor Apartments complex opposite WIN entertainment center and Parkside on Lang development , which overlooks Lang Park. Project documents filed with council reveal that the two buildings on the Keira Street site will be demolished to make way for the development, which will include 43 apartments above two commercial suites on the ground floor, as well as a underground parking for 57 cars. The site is opposite Parq on Flinders and is next to the heritage listed ‘Ken Elm’ at 90 Smith Street. A Heritage Impact Assessment report prepared by Robert Lee Architects said the house was built in 1890 and, although currently in use as commercial premises, is one of the few remaining examples of a Classic freestanding Victorian residence in the area. The Heritage Report states that the Belvedere development has been carefully designed so as not to impede or alienate the historic building. “The construction materials and elements that form part of the new building will be visually compatible with similar elements on the adjacent heritage element, providing visual continuity between the two structures,” the report states. Meanwhile, JN Consulting Engineers provided a traffic impact assessment report which estimated that the development would generate 23 vehicle movements during morning rush hour and 22 vehicle movements during evening rush hour . The report says the current road network could handle the increased traffic, while it has not been proposed to upgrade any of the adjacent intersections. “After the proposed development is completed, the performance of the Keira and Campbell Streets intersection, as well as the Keira and Smith Streets intersection will continue to operate efficiently and there will be no adverse traffic impact on the road network serving the site,” the report said. The development application is on display on the council’s website until February 10. The Illawarra Mercury Newsroom is funded by our readers. You can sign up to support our journalism here.

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