By Gavin Aitchison in YorkMix.
Nearly 200 flats are to be built in York city centre, in what developers call an exciting new concept for the city.
Developers have unveiled their plans for the next phase of the huge Hungate site, in the east of the city centre.
They plan to build a large block at the part of the site nearest The Stonebow, between Garden Street and Hungate itself, on the space currently occupied by the development’s marketing suite.
The proposed block includes 12 studio flats, 117 one-bedroom flats and 67 two-bedroom flats, giving 196 in total, but none will be available to the public to buy.
The block has six storeys at its lowest point and eight at its highest point, and would surround a central garden courtyard. There is also a rooftop garden on the sixth floor, and shops, offices or cafés and restaurants on the ground floor.
The development will include a concierge service, and the developers say: “The design approach is to encourage social interactions between residents to help foster a thriving community within the building.”
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