The Projected Building
Located within walking distance of downtown Perth, the building designed in 2018 was to be an attractive three-story building (with elevator) containing 11 units and common areas. The architect was exceptionally sensitive to the interests of the future residents and very knowledgeable with respect to energy efficiency and sustainable building materials.
The design provided for fully independent individual 1 or 2 bedroom apartments of either 850 SF to 1000 SF. The layout of the units and the common space assured both privacy and the opportunity for fulfilling social interaction.
The original cost estimates indicated that units would be in the range of +/- $270,000, and the anticipated construction completion/occupancy was to be in late 2019.
Unfortunately, unexpected changes and delays, plus escalating cost estimates, resulted in making the units unaffordable to a significant number of future residents.
Reluctantly, as of July 2019, construction plans for this building have been suspended. Other sites are being looked at, and the architect generously continues to be interested in helping the group achieve a building.