Due Completion: 01 July 2018
Mitchell Street Plaza Public Domain Upgrade
Mitchell Street Plaza is almost complete with the Green Wall, Corten Walls, Synthetic Turf, Pacific Highway footpath and shared zone space now open to the public.
Decorative lighting is being installed, the Mitchell St & Atchison St intersection resurfaced and planting completed.
All electrical works and new lighting will help see the removal of overhead power lines (when confirmed by Ausgrid).
The concept design was developed through consultation with a working group, which included adjacent land owners and tenants, council staff and design professionals.
A new shared-zone gives pedestrians right-of-way and puts a 10km-per-hour speed limit on motorists along the Plaza, which is situated between Pacific Highway and Atchison St. The upgrade includes a green wall "gateway statement" and signage to help improve the identity and character of St Leonards as a changing area and separate it from the adjacent villages and Pacific Highway road corridor.
The transformation of Mitchell Street Plaza is in response to increasing demand for better public domain space and renewed infrastructure, which was identified in Council’s St Leonards/Crows Nest Planning Study and the more recent Crows Nest Placemaking and Principles Study completed 2018. It comes as the area adjacent to St Leonards train station is rapidly changing from commercial use to mixed-use and high-rise development, attracting more residents to the area.
The area’s population is only predicted to rise further with the construction of the new Metro Station in Crows Nest.
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