One of the longer anticipated Coffs CBD developments may be ‘back on track’ after a long break with plans recently submitted to Coffs Harbour City Council.
According to a report by Janine Watson, on 18 November in the Coffs Coast Advocate, Gowings Brothers Pty Ltd in 2017 asked approval for a mixed-use development including a 92-room hotel with pool and restaurant, two floors of commercial area with car parking and also retail areas above the existing Coffs Central building.
But by January 2018 it appears a halt had been put on the extension.
Now, the Advocate reports, subdivision plans for the Coffs Central development have been developed for Gowings by Woodman Architects and, if approved, will pave the way for the long waited for CBD hotel.
The plans show the development will be close to 40 metres in height.
Previous estimates put the cost at at over $20m but costings did not accompany the new plans.
Gowings are moving their Head Office from Sydney to Coffs Central, have also sold many of their Sydney holdings, and are now focusing their business on Mid-North Coast NSW.
The proposal is not on the CHCC agenda for this Thursday’s penultimate 2020 Council meeting.
The cited 18-11-2020 story from the Coffs Coast Advocate can be found, behind a paywall, here; https://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au/news/call-in-the-cranes-could-plans-be-back-on-track/4142263/