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SPICER SITE DEVELOPMENT DELAY

Posted in city of fremantle, development, kings square, local government by freoview on March 20, 2017

 

Sirona Capital has requested that the settlement with the City of Fremantle of the sale of the Spicer site on the corner of William and Henderson streets will be delayed for 12 months to May 9, 2018.

The site was sold to Sirona for $ 6.65 million and according to expert advise the market value of the property has remained the same.

The Spicer site development is part of the Kings Square Project where Sirona develops the former Myer and Queensgate buildings, build a new Civic Centre and develop the Spicer site with a five-storey building.

It would probably be a big task for any developer to do all that development in the same area at the same time, so Council will probably approve the settlement delay at Wednesday’s full Council meeting.

Above another historic photo taken from the top of the Townhall that shows the Kings Square and Fremantle Oval Project development areas, and of course the Henderson Street Courthouse/Police precinct will also be developed by Silverleaf.

Roel Loopers

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  1. Steve said, on March 21, 2017 at 11:58 am

    The oval, if integrated properly, could be a great opportunity for a park, but it hopefully would be getting more use for football games / events and therefore wouldn’t be available all the time. It’s also a bit out of the way and requires crossing a very hazardous road to access so it’s not nearly as central as the Spicer location. Without addressing the dangerous Parry st crossing it is not ideal. Turning the Spicer site into a park, restricting car access of Paddy Troy Ln to weekday deliveries only, eliminating the half baked parking/cab rank near the Upmarkets, and linking that area with Kings Sq would go a long way to replacing the central parkland that will be eliminated as park of the Kings Square development.

    I have zero hope that it would be turned into a park as there is no money in making parks, and that is what makes the world go round so a bland (except the roof, which would most likely get axed due to costs), oversized, half-empty office building it is!

  2. freoview said, on March 21, 2017 at 6:33 am

    I’d rather see a human park as part of the Fremantle Oval development Steve, so it will become a seven day a week destination.
    The carpark as it is is pretty ugly and I quire like the initial design for the building.

    Roel

  3. Steve said, on March 21, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Here’s to hoping that ugly building doesn’t get built there. That car park should be ripped up and turned into a human park, not polluted with that half assed oversized blob of a building that is planned for it.


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