It has taken over two years of dedication and an eye for the city's future to reach the next phase of the Riverside apartments.
Wagga City Council ratified a proposal to seek a substantial height increase for the Sturt Street site on February 25, in order for the city to fulfill its target as a growth city.
A redesign for a taller building and new layout, led by local architecture firm GPG Architects, has recently been submitted with council.
Fitzpatricks Commercial consultant Greg Howick said this development has attracted the most "intensive" scrutiny and in depth consultation compared with other projects he has worked on.
"There is better quality control for the city and the purchases as a whole, plus much of it has been planned by local consultants who have a greater long term interest," he said.
"There are two towers; the front tower is projected to be about six levels and the main tower will look to the north and over the river and has a legal capacity of up to 14 levels, but is subject to negotiations with council.
"At this stage there are three levels of car parking; we're pretty close and it should go on exhibition Wednesday week."
Mr Howick said multi-level residential living has only been available in limited developments within the city as witnessed by the few developments since the Sturt Street Kilnacroft building in the 1960s.
"Riverside sits between Sturt Street and the levee bank walking track along the river front and links the commercial area and the river via Cadell Place," he said.
The low-rise building fronting Sturt Street has an arcade incorporated into the design to provide additional streetscape amenity and with brick facade treatment that maintains a reference to the surrounding properties."
The proposed project has 67 residential units, with a mixture of three, two and one-bedroom apartments,all with balconies.
There will also be two penthouses and two commercial units along the street that offer access to specialist and niche operators.
Fitzpatricks director Brendan Madigan said the larger sized apartments compared to capital city equivalents, will be well sought after.
Urban planner Garry Salvestro said it is an exciting project for Wagga and will be a "landmark" development.
"It's been through a lot of coordination and collaboration with council to ensure that the development had a big respect to where council is pushing the city, particularly with the Riverside project and opportunities for mixed-use development," he said.
"Taking advantage of Cadell Place will link in with activating that lane way ... to make people more aligned with the river."