The potential development of a marina-side restaurant tavern faces an 18-day public comment period before the application will be considered further by the City of Albany. The application, made by Aquavista Holdings, is to develop a “restaurant/tavern facility” that will operate seven days a week on lot 5 Princess Royal Drive. The lot is situated next to the existing parking area adjacent to the Boat Shed and overlooks the Albany Waterfront Marina. The development description provided as part of the application states there will “be a takeaway outlet on the south side facing the Boat Shed to make use of the shared parking and easy access for customers.” “The capacity of the venue will be 400 patrons and the bathroom facilities are designed and numbered to cater for such numbers,” it states. “We will be applying to licence and have service of alcohol from the venue. The bar facility is designed to accommodate such service. Staff numbers we approximate to be 60 full-time and casual spread out over seven days.” Plans compiled by H&H Architects, submitted as part of the application, show a centralised kitchen area with main dining areas on the south-western and north-western sides of the build. A 256sqm mixed-use area at the front of the building will be set aside for shops, offices and other potential eateries. The plan shows 55 parking bays would be developed on the lot and a possible boundary change to accommodate further development on neighbouring lot 4. The City’s public comment period runs until December 16.