The developers of a $31.3 million high-rise residential and commercial complex in the Wollongong CBD are seeking the council's approval to add an extra storey of apartments to the building.
Wollongong City Council granted development consent in 2017 for the construction of a 16-storey building housing apartments, hotel rooms, a restaurant and conference room, and food and drink premises on a block of land facing both Young and Belmore streets.
The council has since received a development application to modify this consent to add another floor of apartments, plus alter the hotel and make other minor amendments.
The additional floor, if approved, will contain six apartments.
"The landowners identified the need to further improve the overall development to ensure the feasibility of the project is maintained, improve efficiencies, and reduce the environmental impact of the development," the application documents said.
The development was originally slated to cost $43 million, but finalisation of the building contract and a revised quantity surveyor report have brought the expected cost down to $31.3 million.
The height of the proposed building would grow from 49.89 metres in the approved plans, to 59.6 metres - the limit for the area is 60 metres.
The application stated that the changes were minor in the context of the original approval and overall scale of the development.
The proposed changes also include alterations to the building's facade.
"The changes to the building facade improve solar access opportunities and the overall design of the building," the application said.
If the modifications are approved, the development will include parking for the hotel, other commercial premises, and apartment residents and their visitors.
The parking for the commercial premises was reduced, which the application said would require two instead of three basement parking levels.
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