BROAD plans for the redevelopment of Hunter Street Mall in Newcastle's city centre have formally been lodged with Newcastle council.
UrbanGrowth and GPT have submitted the plan with a request that the council put them on public exhibition for 30 days instead of the usual 14.
Among key features of the $400 million plan are:
■ A 19-storey residential building on the site of the old David Jones car park on King Street, a 14-storey residential building on the corner of King and Newcomen streets and a 15-storey residential building in Wolfe Street.
■ A 15,000- to 25,000-square-metre retail precinct that will include a supermarket fronting Hunter Street, a cafe and dining strip and a entertainment precinct that will include new cinemas.
■ The protection of heritage facades on the former David Jones building, the Masonic Hall in Wolfe Street and the terrace houses on King Street.
■ A 5000-square-metre commercial zone designed to bring more jobs into the CBD.
■ An array of smaller residential apartment buildings topping out at about seven storeys.
■ A mixture of five and six-storey retail and commercial buildings fronting Hunter Street Mall.
The development application applies to the site as a whole and not to individual building projects, which will be subject to a further development application process.
However, this formal application does seek to rezone certain areas of the site to allow for the proposed high-rise buildings.
UrbanGrowth project manager Eric Johnson said the lodgement marked a significant milestone for the project.