Oxford St will receive a makeover with a retro feel in the coming months as Sydney City Council begins a suite of shopfront refurbishments.

Development applications have been lodged and are awaiting council approval to restore the appearance of properties at 82-106 Oxford St, the block which begins just after Taylor Square leading up to Paddington.

The Oxford St shopfront program aims to revitalise council-owned properties with a retro-style frontage and easy access for disabled shoppers, while also holding on to the heritage significance of these buildings, a City of Sydney spokesman said.

The Go-Vita store at 92 Oxford St has recently been refurbished with the new stylish shopfront by City of Sydney designers and a DA has been lodged by the City to refurbish the shopfronts at 82, 114, 118 and 120 Oxford St.

The refurbished upgraded shopfronts build on plans to establish the area as a premier art, design and cultural commerce precinct.

Future stages of the Oxford St revitalisation project will include the implementation of the Oxford St. Cultural Strategy, the development of an increased range of tourist accommodation near Taylor Square, a re-working of the amenities block on Taylor Square and an upgrade of Foley St in an effort to encourage more retail outlets.

info: To view the DAs on display go to www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

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