PERMISSION is being sought for a new ‘sustainable urban neighbourhood’ in Finnieston.
Keltbray Developments has applied to build 411 homes on land bounded by Minerva Street, West Greenhill Place and Finnieston Street.
There would be a mixture of studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and maisonettes.
Buildings will range from seven to 14 storeys.
A design statement submitted with the application states: “This transformational project proposes the redevelopment of a disused car dealership to create a sustainable urban neighbourhood.
“The residential-led, mixed-use development will build on the diverse character and history of the site and seek to expand the residential character of Finnieston town centre while supporting its people and economy.
“The design introduces new connections through the site for pedestrians and cyclists, embedding the development into the urban grain, while also delivering a publicly accessible garden square and courtyard.
“Fronting onto these new spaces and routes will be retail and café offers, manned lobbies and the front doors to maisonettes.”
There would be more than 600 cycle parking spaces and 59 car parking spaces.
The statement continues: “The layout designs are based on a concept of ‘democratic living’ — providing an alternative to the traditional hierarchy of a master and smaller bedrooms.
“This was identified as a key aspiration as a result of understanding the target market, which is likely to include young professionals living communally but equally provides additional space to accommodate family living.”
The application is pending consideration by city planners.