A MOVE to meet a demand for serviced apartments and more medium density housing appears to be a trend for development in Nowra.
Shoalhaven City Council has received an application for another serviced apartment complex to be built in Nowra – the second proposal in the last 12 months.
Nine apartments, valued at more than $800,000 are planned for a block at 148 Kinghorne Street, south of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and north of the existing Parkhaven Motor Lodge.
The complex has been designed to provide accommodation for both visitors, corporate tenants and tourists to the Nowra area.
The nine studio-style serviced apartments would be spread over two levels.
Eight of the units will be one bedroom, while there will be one two bedroom unit, which will cater for families.
Four units will be on the ground floor, with one designed to meet current disabled access standards.
The remaining five units will be on the top floor, including the two bedroom unit.
Each suite will have a bathroom and small kitchen area.
There will also be on-site parking for 12 vehicles, including a disabled park.
Two spaces, including the disabled space, proposed between the front elevation of the new building and the property boundary at Kinghorne Street.
The remaining 10 spaces are to be located towards the rear of the project behind the new building, with access to Douglas Street via an adjoining property to the south.
At its highest point the building will be 8.4m from natural ground level.
The new project will see the demolition of the current residence and garage on the site.
The nine apartment complex is valued at $848,000 and has been designed by Craig White Building design, for Texi Pty Ltd, whose director is John Lawrence.
Shoalhaven Council has already approved plans for a separate block of serviced apartments further north on the old Mazda site at the corner of Kinghorne and Plunkett streets.
Council approved a four- storey, 44 apartment structure on December 19 last year.
The $8.5 million project will feature 40 one-bedroom apartments, one two-bedroom and three three-bedroom apartments as well as one retain tenant.
It will also feature underground basement parking.
However, work on the project is yet to begin.
It is expected there will be an increased demand for serviced apartments in Nowra, especially as contractors working on new helicopter projects at HMAS Albatross look for accommodation.