The proposal will provide an accessible, local retail experience, within easy walking distance for many Kangaroo Point residents. This will reduce the need for residents to travel outside of the suburb to shop.
Located at street level, the Woolworths Metro will be supported by smaller specialty stores which could include a café, bakery or medical services.
Offices spaces are planned which will provide the opportunity for residents to work locally. When open, the new retail and offices will generate approximately 100 local jobs.
A mix of apartment sizes are proposed above the ground floor retail and the convenient location provides easy access to the nearby parks, riverwalk and public transport, including ferries.
Woolworths has lodged a Development Application with Brisbane City Council seeking approval for a new Metro store, specialty shops, office spaces and apartments at the largely vacant site bounded by Ferry, Deakin and Prospect Streets, Kangaroo Point.