Proposal adds car spaces and mezzanine to Umina Mall
Modifications to plans for the new Umina Mall would see 15 more car spaces, more paved area cafe seating and a new 188 square metre mezzanine for the planned medical centre.
The changes have been requested in an application to Central Coast Council by ADW Johnson Pty Ltd on behalf of owners Laundy Exhibition Pty Ltd.
While the site area will increase by 711 square metres and the gross floor area by 233 square metres, the site coverage reduces by 2.4 per cent and the building height is reduced by 1.8 metres.
The application requests changes to the three proposed buildings on the site.
For Building A, it requests increased paved area in front of the cafe and fruit and vegetable tenancies to accommodate 32 square metres of cafe seating.
It also asks that an opening be added in the west wall of the bottle shop to create a drive-through window pick up.
For Building B, toilets would be relocated south closer to loading dock and out of direct pedestrian circulation.
A mezzanine level with 188 square metres of office space ancilliary to the medical centre would be added in Building C.
Floor areas for each tenancy have increased or decreased minimally to account for calculation errors in the original plans and to accommodate the minor internal changes to stairs, entries and toilets, the application by ADW Johnson said.
The overall difference equated to an increase of 9.6 square metres.
Internal site access would be improved through additional paving across the junction of Buildings A, B and C to create a single level between buildings.
The roof line would be simplified and pedestrian awnings added to provide weather protection between the three buildings.
The amended plans also show a bus bay on the western side of Ocean Beach Rd, removal of the zebra crossing, as well as removal of nine angled parking in Ocean Beach Rd and nine 90-degree parking spaces in Lone Pine Ave to comply with approval conditions.
One public submission had been received by the end of last week, objecting to the drive-through liquour pick-up window, saying it could cause conflicting and confusing traffic flow in the area.
"It's hard to see how you would accept or pass a carton of beer through a car window."
The application is open for public comment until February 17.
DA Tracker, 6 Feb 2021
DA37199/2009, Central Coast Council