A development application has been lodged for 10 townhouses to be built across three single dwelling residential blocks in Lyneham.
The application proposes consolidating and demolishing the three buildings, on blocks 7, 9 and 8 of section 45, and building 10 two-storey townhouses with basement car parking.
The project is estimated to cost $3.6 million.
The Oliver Street blocks are owned by Canberra developer Zdravko Tokic of Domain Design Projects, who has just finished building 12 townhouses on nearby Murdoch Street.
"We love the location Lyneham has to offer ... it is in walking distance to Dickson’s fine eateries and the light rail stop is less than 100 metres away," Mr Tokic said.
"It is also in walking distance to Lyneham High School as well as Daramalan College."
Mr Tokic is proposing six three-bedroom and four four-bedroom townhouses, all facing Oliver Street with garaging.
The three-bedroom townhouses will be about 140 to 150 square metres in size, while the four-bedroom townhouses will range from 160 to 180 square metres.
The market value of the units is yet to be set, but Mr Tokic said he was expecting prices to start from $850,000 based on current market conditions.
The developer also wants to remove three trees from the site, including a "very large" Eucalyptus bicostata tree on the street verge "dominating" the streetscape and overcrowding several smaller trees within the block. The proposal says the existing street tree planting was inconsistent with the territory's tree planting plan for Oliver Street.
Mr Tokic is proposing to redevelop the site to provide a street verge consistent with the majority of Oliver Street.
Construction is slated to be completed by March 2020.
On the other side of Northbourne Avenue, another development application has been lodged for the consolidation of blocks 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of section 5 in Dickson, and for the varying of the lease to allow 34 dwellings on the Dooring Street blocks. The blocks are owned by Dennis Tzanetos of Canberra business Exempla Group.
Dooring Street has already been proposed as the driveway entry for developer Johnny Roso's Art Group's $92 million first stage Soho Development for 409 apartments. A summary of government agency comments on the plan from October 2017 said there were concerns about the big increase in traffic on Dooring Street, with 3000 cars a day to use the street.
Submissions close on both development applications in mid-December.