Arboreti will be stage two of Renovare, which is being built on the site of the former RSPCA shelter.Stage one – Respiro – is under construction, and will be home to 11 three-bedroom townhomes and 19 one, two and three- bedroom luxury apartments. Just three townhomes and 11 apartments within the Respiro release remain on the market, with a one bedroom apartment starting from $389,000. Completion is expected by the end of June. Arboreti – stage two – has also been released, with three apartments sold off-the-plan. The largest residence on offer – a five-bedroom apartment – starts from $1.445 million.A third building, Venusto, was also recently released to the market, and will be constructed once the finishing touches are completed on Respiro. Renovare means to renew or refresh.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago Gardner Vaughan Group director of sales Jason Currie said they wanted to renew the former RSPCA site, which closed in 2011 after the charity moved to Wacol.“We wanted to blend it (Renovare) in to the surrounding neighbourhood, and really take advantage of its position overlooking the park (Fehlberg Park),” he said.“To find a site like this in a beautiful leafy suburb just 5km from the city, with parkland, is incredibly hard. Any infill sites like this are becoming incredibly rare.”Mr Currie said the market had responded positively, with the majority of buyers coming from the local area.He said the developer and its design team were able to work with buyers to customise off-the-plan floor plates, a plus for owner occupiers and downsizers.“This is not a cookie cutter development,” he said.Each residence boasts designer kitchens with European applia Render showing the Estilo penthouse bedroomnces and stone benchtops, stylish bathrooms with imported luxury tiles and fittings, ducted airconditioning, remote access underground parking and CCTV. Residents-only facilities include a central pool, barbecue and recreation area set among tropical landscaped gardens Renovare was also granted a “five leaf” EnviroDevelopment rating by the UDIA, meaning it must adhere to five core sustainability categories – ecosystems, waste, energy, water and community. Renovare will offer buyers tranquillity close to the city.Its name means to renew or refresh, and Renovare at Yeronga is promising to do just that – create an oasis for buyers seeking tranquillity close to the city. Renovare is being developed on the former RSPCA site by the Gardner Vaughan Group, and will feature five eco-friendly buildings surrounding a central pool, recreational facilities and tropical landscaped gardens. .The development will include vegetable and herb gardens, extensive planting, solar energy in communal facilities, natural gas, water-saving devices, stormwater collection tanks for irrigation, and communal spaces to encourage social interaction.The Community Centre will be open to residents and the community, and will include two indoor, multipurpose function spaces, two fully-equipped kitchens, bathroom facilities and two large outdoor balconies. There will also be a gym with lift access and provision for a “hole in the wall” coffee shop.Yeronga is just five minutes from the CBD, and is close to all of Brisbane’s major hospitals, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, and the University of Queensland.The current median house sales price in Yeronga is $875,000, according to CoreLogic. For a unit, it is $430,000.
Craig Kimbrel appears like he’s headed to Chicago.According to The Athletic, which cited unidentified sources, the Cubs are in agreement with the free agent closer. BREAKING: #Cubs in agreement with free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel, pending physical, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 6, 2019Kimbrel was reportedly interested in a deal in the three-year, $39 million to $52 million range, down from the five- or six-year contract he initially was seeking this offseason.According to The Athletic, his deal will be for three years and close to $45 million. Related News Kimbrel deal with #Cubs will be three years and close to $45M, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 6, 2019The 31-year-old had 42 saves and a 2.74 ERA en route to his seventh All-Star selection last season, his third with the Red Sox after previous stints with the Padres and Braves.He owns a career 1.91 ERA and ranks 14th all-time in MLB saves with 333. Ben Zobrist remains on the restricted list and Cubs manager Joe Maddon said last week he has to prepare for the utility man staying on the list for the remainder of the season. Should that happen, Chicago could end up saving around $9 million this season.Zobrist, who was slated to earn $12.5 million, has been away from the team since May 8 while dealing with a complicated divorce.Other teams rumored to have had interest in Kimbrel include the Twins, Braves, Brewers, Phillies, Rays and Red Sox. Don’t expect in-season change to protective netting, MLB commissioner says