Anything But Neutral

Located in the beating heart of Neutral Bay, Pienza is reorienting the village as Neutral Bay's true town centre.

For those in the know, Neutral Bay needs no introduction. Less than ten minutes to the city, this village radiates with all the benefits of Lower North Shore living: significant green space, upmarket amenities, and a close-knit community.

Built on the traditional lands of the Cammeraygal people, Neutral Bay is a thousand places at once. It’s both a central artery that links Sydney’s CBD to the Northern Beaches, and a leafy village nestled between waterfronts north and south.

It’s a foodie and social hub, boasting institutions like The Oaks alongside trendy laneway eateries and bars. It is also intimately grounded in the creative flair and heritage that has shaped generations of local artisans.

Multi-faceted and family-friendly, it’s no wonder that Neutral Bay has earned its reputation as one of the most sought after suburbs in the Lower North Shore. Yet as the population grows and evolves, so too will Neutral Bay’s streetscapes and shopfronts.

The development of Pienza is deeply informed by North Sydney Council’s strategies and goals to support local businesses and maintain the much-loved village atmosphere of Neutral Bay. With extensive community input, the Council recently published Stage 1 of their Military Road Corridor Planning Study — solely focused on the Neutral Bay town centre — and are already trialling some of its proposals, such as the new pedestrianised Young Street Plaza.

The report also recommends relocating the Grosvenor Lane car park underground and repurposing the space into a major public square; establishing a 1,000m2 community centre with publicly accessible facilities; and a dedicated ‘art alley’ featuring studio, gallery and retail spaces for Neutral Bay’s creatives and makers. Another important boost to village vitality will be the increased opportunities for retail, restaurants, and cafés, including the retail frontages at Pienza Neutral Bay Village.

Not only will these new businesses generate community interest, but they’ll also stimulate the economic value of the area. With Pienza blazing the trail ahead, Neutral Bay Village will be a safe, active and amenity-rich destination for decades to come.

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