Canberra’s landscape is continuing to densify with a string of new townhouse and unit developments vying for approval.
Projects in Gungahlin, Braddon and Tuggeranong are among the latest multi-unit sites slated for the nation’s capital.
Liveability and lifestyle are at the centre of 12-storey apartment complex planned for the Gungahlin Town Centre.
The proposed building will encompass 10 one-bedroom and 32 two-bedroom units, plus some ground-floor commercial space and a rooftop terrace.
The structure is earmarked for a block of land opposite the Gungahlin Joint Emergency Services Centre at the corner of Anthony Rolfe Avenue and Gribble Street, within walking distance of the Marketplace Gungahlin and the emerging Capital Metro light rail route.
Frank Porreca of developer Benchmark Projects said the design focused on how residents interact with the space and each other.
Aside from some “quite large” apartments, he said the building would also include bicycle storage, lockers and a communal hub.
“What we’re trying to do is engage people to look at a development like this as a living option,” he said.
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Mr Porreca said the development team was excited to bring something a little bit different to the table.
He hoped construction would begin at the end of this year or early 2018, pending development application approval.
Further south, developer Kascon has lodged plans for Lumiere, a boutique development of 19 terraces in Braddon.
A development application lodged with the ACT government outlines plans to demolish existing houses on the site and consolidate three blocks for the new project.
If approved, the three-bedroom townhouses will be “sympathetic to the planned and existing streetscape”, according to the application.
Marketing of another development at the opposite end of the territory has already begun.
Most of the three, four and five-bedrooms residences slated for the site at Rowland Rees Crescent will have views towards the Brindabella Mountains.
Developer Gary Kelly of 3 Property Group has said the properties, designed by DNA Architects, would feature home automation systems and high energy efficiency ratings.
The development will also feature a pool and outdoor gym.
– with Elspeth Kernebone