Footscray Shop House - Kelly Best

If Melbourne continues to grow at the pace it has over the past decade, by 2042 it is projected to have 8 million people.

With Footscray being earmarked as the next suburb for gentrification there is risk if consequential displacement for the local community due to housing unaffordability.

Footscray shop house introduces the traditional shop house typology as a means to link business owners to equitable affordable housing.

The close proximity of the street to living spaces encourages community to routinely patronize and extend activities from their home.