'Jewel in the crown of the CBD'

A NEW mixed-use apartment block located right across from Queanbeyan Park was approved by Queanbeyan City Council on Wednesday night.

The apartment block, to be located at 16-20 Lowe Street, will include one commercial unit on the ground floor and 15 one-bedroom and 15 two-bedroom dwellings above it. It will be three to six storeys high and include a roof-top car park with 52 spaces.

An existing building on the site, a 1940 fibro cottage, will be demolished to make way for the new development.

The apartment block was described by deputy mayor Peter Bray as being a "major jewel in the crown of the CBD".

"This is very exciting in my view for such a development that will enhance our CBD," he said. "I think it's a complex that will be a major jewel in the crown of the CBD."

Mayor Tim Overall agreed the building would be an asset in the centre of town.

"This is a significant site given its location and aspect next to the Queanbeyan Park and proximity to the CBD. I think it's a good design; it's quite striking."

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