Canberra developer Doma Group will soon lodge an application for the first stage of its Campbell residential development with the National Capital Authority after the federal planning agency gave the tick to its concept plan for The Foothills.
Doma had originally planned 600 dwellings for the four-hectare former CSIRO site on Limestone Avenue but reduced the number of homes in its masterplan to 241, consisting of 112 apartments and 129 townhouses to allow more green space.
The concept plan also included changed building heights, with the two apartment buildings now a maximum of eight storeys and townhouses a maximum of three storeys. Non-residential uses were also taken out of the revised Development Control Plan.
Doma says the first stage will include the precinct’s apartments, which will front Limestone Avenue and a mix of townhouses and communal amenity.
Managing director Jure Domazet said a wide range of home sizes and types would be available, ranging from a 67 square metre one-bedroom apartment to a 225 square metre four-bedroom townhouse.
“We hope to launch The Foothills to the public in early 2020 and begin onsite works in the middle of next year,” Mr Domazet said.
Marketed by Colliers International, apartments in The Foothills are expected to start at about $400,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, while townhouses will start at around $750,000 for two-bedrooms.
“The Foothills will solely be a residential development,” Mr Domazet said.
“In terms of communal amenity, Doma continues to strive to provide homes well-served by high-quality features that make residents’ lives easier and more enjoyable. We anticipate The Foothills will include a pool, tennis court, gym, theatre, internal park areas and even a concierge service.
“Due to its location, The Foothills offers the best of both worlds – city living and the great outdoors. The Foothills is only a kilometre from the CBD, yet when residents come home they will be surrounded by green space and can escape into the nature reserve for exercise or to simply commune with nature.”
Doma bought the site for $20 million, and the former CSIRO headquarters has been demolished.