Art Group has released more plans for its redevelopment of a former public housing site in Dickson through a pre-development application consultation.
The developer has proposed three nine-storey residential buildings on the middle portion of its Soho development. The consultation said the buildings would have about 212 units.
According to the consultation the buildings, designed by Stewart Architecture, would include: "a variety of light-filled unit designs, double height entry lobbies, open air corridors with light-filled circulation stairs and rooftop communal gardens".
It said that vehicle access to the site would be via a driveway on the rear eastern boundary and there would be a ramp down to basement car parking.
The proposal is the second lot of residential proposed for the Dickson Northbourne Avenue site. An application to build 409 apartments was submitted to the ACT Planning and Land Authority in 2018. Construction on that building, dubbed "Mulberry", is well underway.
As well, plans have previously been submitted for commercial office spaces.
Art Group bought the 2.6-hectare Dickson site in 2016 for $37 million. It previously housed the Dickson Towers and Karuah public housing blocks, as well as a tourist information centre.
The developer has planned a mixed-use precinct dubbed "Soho". There is a section of the block with former public housing buildings that are required to be preserved under a heritage deal.
"Responding to the heritage context of the site, the built form of the proposal addresses the idea of 'buildings in a landscape setting' and offers a series of three smaller buildings equally sized with clear separation between each and between neighbouring sites," the consultation said.
The sale of the Dickson block was the first Northbourne Avenue mega-block sold by the ACT government under the hammer. It formed part of the government's asset recycling scheme.
The redevelopment is part of the territory's vision of Northbourne Avenue as a "gateway" to Canberra.
Other former public housing blocks on Northbourne Avenue to have sold include the former Owen, Lyneham and De Burgh public housing and the former Braddon public housing flats. Both were bought by JWLand.
The consultation for Art Group's Dickson project, dubbed "Soho P2", will be open until December 16.