Commercial Character Building
A commercial character building is usually a premises that have the following characteristics:
- Constructed pre-1946
- a non-residential gross floor area of less than 250sqm
- built to the front alignment (i.e. frontage)
- an awning over the footpath
- designed for commercial activities or for the use as a corner/local store or a small shopping group.
More often than not a commercial character building can also entail commercial character uses which are listed in another sub-category of development applications. Any changes to a commercial character building usually requires development approval. Please give us a call to discuss.
Steffan Town Planning is an established town planning consultancy based in Brisbane, South-East Queensland. We have years of experience managing town planning applications from the preparation to the decision stage, and offer our clients the best chance to gain an approval for all types of development.
We value every client equally and offer a personal, hands-on approach no matter the size of your project. Steffan Town Planning provides town planning advice as well as all other services associated with town planning issues in Queensland. Please refer to the ‘Services’ section for all our town planning services.
Whether you are looking to build a house, add an extension, respond to a Council show cause notice, start a business (commercial or industrial) or subdivide a block, please don’t hesitate to contact us for all your town planning needs!
Town Planning Services
SMALL LOT HOUSES
Steffan Town Planning can provide free advice in relation to your small lot enquiries and can prepare and lodge development applications to vary planning scheme requirements if necessary.
DEMOLITION CONTROL PRECINCTS
Most houses built prior to Dec 31st 1946 are considered to be under demolition control. Any alteration to these types of houses require development approval. We deal regularly with this type of approval and can ensure a smooth turnaround.
BUILDING WORK NOT ASSOCIATED WITH A MATERIAL CHANGE OF USE
Some development will not trigger a planning approval because of its use, rather due to the proposal of building work itself. Most common in Ipswich, certain development will require development approval for building works assessed against the planning scheme.
A centre activity use can encompass quite a wide range of activities including a shop, office, restaurant, church, venue, bar…etc. Depending on the zoning of your property it may trigger a development approval.