Precinct 4: Puckle – Retail Core


Recommendations

Built Form

  • Preferred building heights of between 15m and 29m (only on the sites fronting Mt Alexander Road and Ascot Vale Road), with mandatory Floor Area Ratio controls of 3:1 and 4.5:1
  • Built form controls ensuring new development respect the heritage character of the area

Streetscape

  • More tree planting with continuous tree canopy cover to create a green main street, includes the integration of water sensitive urban design treatments
  • Green main street with continuous tree canopy

Access and Movement

  • One-way westbound traffic allowing for generous footpaths (minimum 5m width on both sides) and more vibrant public spaces. This will require the configuration of car parking:
    • Removal of car parking on the north side
    • 30 degrees angles parking on the south side
  • Shared vehicle and bicycle area
  • Improved walkability by creating raised shared areas on key pedestrian intersections:
    • Shuter Street/Puckle Street
    • Phillips Arcade/Puckle Street
    • Mt Alexander Road/Puckle Street
  • Improved pedestrian safety by:
    • Installing ‘smart intersections’ at the Holmes Street/Puckle Street and Puckle Street/Mt Alexander Road intersections
    • Installation of ‘scatter’ crossing (movement in all directions) at Holmes Street/Puckle Street intersection

We want to know if you agree and if you have any other ideas. What do you imagine for the future of Puckle Street? Where would you like to see more open space? What do you think about the proposed new traffic movements?

Have a look at the other precinct recommendations, and then take the survey on the MPAC Your Say page.


Recommendations

Built Form

  • Preferred building heights of between 15m and 29m (only on the sites fronting Mt Alexander Road and Ascot Vale Road), with mandatory Floor Area Ratio controls of 3:1 and 4.5:1
  • Built form controls ensuring new development respect the heritage character of the area

Streetscape

  • More tree planting with continuous tree canopy cover to create a green main street, includes the integration of water sensitive urban design treatments
  • Green main street with continuous tree canopy

Access and Movement

  • One-way westbound traffic allowing for generous footpaths (minimum 5m width on both sides) and more vibrant public spaces. This will require the configuration of car parking:
    • Removal of car parking on the north side
    • 30 degrees angles parking on the south side
  • Shared vehicle and bicycle area
  • Improved walkability by creating raised shared areas on key pedestrian intersections:
    • Shuter Street/Puckle Street
    • Phillips Arcade/Puckle Street
    • Mt Alexander Road/Puckle Street
  • Improved pedestrian safety by:
    • Installing ‘smart intersections’ at the Holmes Street/Puckle Street and Puckle Street/Mt Alexander Road intersections
    • Installation of ‘scatter’ crossing (movement in all directions) at Holmes Street/Puckle Street intersection

We want to know if you agree and if you have any other ideas. What do you imagine for the future of Puckle Street? Where would you like to see more open space? What do you think about the proposed new traffic movements?

Have a look at the other precinct recommendations, and then take the survey on the MPAC Your Say page.