The developer who wants to build Canberra's tallest residential building expects no objections from adjoining tenants.
The development application for the proposed 112-metre Belconnen tower was lodged this week.
Geocon managing director Nick Georgalis said there would be no negative impact of overshadowing for the construction, with only the nearby road and the roof of a swimming centre to be covered.
The 35-storey complex features two towers, the second to stand 80 metres, and will include 235 apartments and 168 hotel rooms as well as retail, restaurant, commercial and bar facilities.
Mr Georgalis said nearby businesses were in favour of the development.
''They are all aware of the project,'' he said. ''We have taken on board all of the comments, and we feel they are supportive of the project.''
The tower site adjoins land used by the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, a McDonald's restaurant and an AMF Bowling venue, and is across the road from the International Sports and Aquatic Centre.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church treasurer John Hyndman said there was no consensus or official view on the proposal yet.
''The developers indicated they would like to do a presentation to the congregation after the lodging of the DA [development application], so we expect to hear from them,'' he said.
''There are people who don't like the complex and those who do.''
More than 100 people, including church members, attended the Belconnen Community Council meeting on the proposal in February. Concerns were raised, including the issue of height and shadowing. Mr Georgalis said the development would enliven the Belconnen waterfront and the company had heard more positive than critical feedback.
''You really couldn't have a better place to put a tower in Canberra,'' he said. ''There are always going to be some negative proposals, and we've submitted [the application] and we have to sit back and let the process take its course.
''When we actually look at this zone and area, I personally think it provides a good opportunity to set the precedents in our area.''
The Abode hotel development will have a four-star ''best practice'' Green Star environmental rating, and a 4.5-star NABERS rating, which measures the environmental impact including energy efficiency, water usage and indoor environment quality of a building.
Mr Georgalis said the apartment prices were expected to start from $320,000 or slightly less, and 130 of the apartments would have two or three bedrooms.
The developer, who grew up in Belconnen, said he hoped for a decision from the ACT Planning and Land Authority within three months.
If successful, building would start next year and take 20 months to complete.
Mr Georgalis said the name of the $75 million complex would be released after the development application was approved.
Geocon committed to the site 12 months ago and has studied towers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
The Konstantinou Group, owner of the International Aquatic and Sports Centre, declined to comment on the application.
There was also no response to a request to comment from the Belconnen Community Council or the nearby UC Senior Secondary College.