Launceston is set to have a new laneway this summer, with the development of Milledge Lane on Cimitiere Street on schedule to be completed mid-December.
Designed to accommodate retail and cafe uses of its ground floor, the project at 112 Cimitiere Street offers 700 square metres of commercial space across two levels.
Project architect Sarah Lindsay of LXN Architecture and Consulting said the finished product would represent a positive example of urban re-renewal in the semi-industrial city fringe.
“The idea was to build an urban laneway that would give buildings that fronted Tamar Street an address at the back,” she said.
“Everyone is aware of the area experiencing a bit of rebirth due to projects such as the university redevelopment. This is a way to piggyback off of that.”
Spaces for the building are being leased ahead of an official opening in January.
The project is being developed by the Milledge Brothers, with work having commenced in May.
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