As previously discussed there is a proposal to rezone Michel St Doncaster East, along side Jackson Court to allow a five story building comprising Supermarket, Residences, and Reception Centre. this would meen a huge building immediately adjancent to existing homes – up to 19 meters high is proposed, where it is currently 11 meters maximum, and most homes are under 9 meters.
There are also concerns about what sort of Supermarket is viable or best suited for this environment. An assesment was done for the Council a few years ago, around the time the existing Safeway was closing…. Doncaster East Jackson court Needs Analysis for Supermarket – Tim Nott – Oct 2008
An alternative strategy has been suggested and should be considered in the current context for it’s appropriateness, and long term viability in this location.
What do you think would work in this area? Is big better for you ? What is the future of supermarkets ? How will online affect local super markets in the coming years?
As commented today by Doris Tran, A supermarket similar to the Foodworks in Greythorn (approx 350sqm) could be ideal for Jackson Court. Their minimum land area requirement for suitable site is 300sqm. (A single shop site is approx 180sqm)
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