Imagine a set of concentric circles radiating outwards from your Urbano address.
To the north, a pedestrian bridge provides access to the Beaufort Street precinct; a leisurely stroll of two blocks takes you to the Royal Street café strip where there's more on offer than excellent coffee. Fashion retailers, fully equipped gymnasium, fresh food supermarket, wine specialists and restaurants are all vital signs of a thriving community.
Head east along the Swan River waterways for an energetic work-out in the picturesque surrounds of East Perth's beautiful public open spaces, or set out at a more leisurely pace in search of original artwork and exciting cuisine.
Your local train-station, Claisebrook, is a mere two stops away from the city and a few more in the opposite direction to Burswood and beyond. For further travels, Urbano lies within easy reach of the Graham Farmer freeway and other major arterial roads.
And on it goes - with Urbano at the centre of it all.
While urban renewal began with the rebuilding of Rome, its latter day projects have seen such successes as Sydney's Darling Harbour, Canary Wharf in London and Spain's Bilbao district. Each of these communities strikes a perfect balance between the natural and built environment and commercial and residential concerns. Consultation with stakeholders has had brilliant results in each case and the renaissance of East Perth joins them in having created a blueprint for successful inner-city living. The East Perth Redevelopment Authority has collected numerous awards in recognition of this and continues to plan for the area's ongoing successful redevelopment.
Plans to redevelop under utilised land in the East Perth surrounds include the Riverside precinct and the Queens precinct where initial work has begun and the vital injection of community is no longer just a vision. Work is also commencing on the heritage listed East Perth Power Station. Plans reveal it to house a balance of residential and commercial occupants with a draft master-plan describing it as a waterfront 'culture and arts precinct'. Such progress guarantees a sound investment at Urbano Uno and stage two of the development, Urbano Due, both of which sit tightly at the centre of it all.