This development includes thirteen apartments with amix of two and three bedroom layouts spread over four levels.
You can learn more about how your land parcel shape can drastically affect your project in this article A square peg doesn’t fit into a round hole.
Given this development is located on a corner block it meant there was an opportunity to reduce the secondary setback adjoining the road reserve by using the road centerline rather than the boundary itself*. In this case a reduction of almost 50% was achieved. The reduced setback allowed an increase in apartment size and quantity per floor.
With North positioned to the rear of the land parcel the impact of overshadowing adjoining properties was almost non-existent. This assisted the justification for an increased wall height to the North East allowing the development to take advantage of its plot ratio.
In our article called Stack the cars in your favour we discuss how the use of a car stacker in some projects can boost your yield. The developer of this project saw the opportunity to provide added value to each apartment by providing two car bays as opposed to the minimum one bay per apartment required.
* This setback calculation method may differ in your state. Check with your local planning authority to clarify the planning principles to be used with your project.