HUNDREDS of homes are being proposed for a new ‘sustainable urban neighbourhood’ in Finnieston.
Keltbray Developments wants build on land bounded by Minerva Street, West Greenhill Place and Finnieston Street.
A website set up as part of pre-application consultation states that around 400 to 425 homes are proposed in the form of studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and maisonettes, for sale and rent.
A number of retail and food/drink units would also be built.
Buildings on the Minerva Street side would have seven and eight floors, with blocks of 10 and 14 floors on the Finnieston Street side.
Improved pedestrian and cycle routes would be provided.
The website states: “The site sits between the larger scale and traffic of Finnieston Street and the residential character of Minerva Street.
“The design has sought to complement both streets and open a generous open space to the south facing onto West Greenhill Place.”
It continues: “A mix of uses occupies the ground floors. These are arranged to provide active frontages and clearly defined character areas.
“Finnieston Street will be lined by food/drink and retail offerings. The plaza space, accessed off West Greenhill Place and from the north is activated by residential entrances and a range of retail and food and drink uses.
“This will create a dynamic and active public space.”
The developer adds: “Minerva Street is lined by residential front doors with defensible space at ground level in the form of planted green space.
“A residential courtyard is activated by front doors and is distinct in character from the main plaza space.
“The east west route will facilitate servicing but be designed to create a pleasant route for pedestrians and cyclists.”
The site is beside a former foundry in Minerva Street which is the subject of a planning application for flats.
To the north, another major development is proposed on the corner of Finnieston Street and Minerva Street.