A furniture manufacturing factory at Raceview will make way for a shopping centre if a development application lodged with Ipswich City Council is approved.
Woolworths would be the major tenant for the proposed centre, which is proposed to be located on the corner of Raceview and Cascade streets, across from Raceview Hotel.
“The proposal will deliver a new supermarket anchored shopping centre, with the supermarket operated by Woolworths and comprising of 3,251 square metres,” the application states.
“Five additional tenancies are proposed, including a central kiosk of 20 square metres situated at the pedestrian entrance to the shopping centre, and a 150 square metre tenancy to be occupied by BWS.”
Uses for the remaining three tenancies are not specified but the applicant anticipates one may be suitable for a cafe.
A total of 182 car parking spaces and five motorcycle parking bays are included in the design.
“Three central parking aisles incorporate shade sail cover over the parking bays,” the application states.
The factory currently on site has operated since the 1950s, with substantial residential and commercial growth occurring in the area since that time. More is expected.
“It is noted that within an 800m radius of the subject site current development approvals provide for some 317 residential townhouses and four dual occupancy dwelling units to be delivered, including a recent development approval for a further 182 townhouses at 85 Thornton Street, Raceview,” the application states.
The site on the corner of Raceview and Cascade streets, Raceview.
As the new shopping centre is proposed within a Residential Zone, the proposal will be subject to Impact Assessment which will involve a public notification period.
During the public notification period, members of the public will be invited to make submissions for or against the proposal.
Ipswich City Council will consider the application as well as all submissions received during the public notification period.