It’s back to square one for developer in Jonson St
THE proposal for the Jonson St shopping centre is set to be reworked and resubmitted after a meeting between Byron Shire Council and the developer, Robert Badalotti.
Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson said the meeting between the parties was fruitful and open.
"From the meeting ... came the agreement for further discussion on design and ecological sustainability improvements," he said.
"With the master planning of Byron Bay town centre under way this year, both the developer and council are committed to ensuring this building reflects and even leads how we want Byron to look, feel and interact with our community.
"I thank Robert Badalotti and his team for their genuine willingness to create a development that is finan-cially viable whilst reflecting community aspirations."
Mr Badalotti said after listening to community feedback, he recognised there was a desire for a "softer building" that impacted less on the central location.
"As part of the Byron Shire community we have a responsibility and keen willingness to getting this building right and we look forward to presenting an alternative design," he said.