In-fill development is continuing rapidly in Sebastopol, with another application submitted for a six-lot subdivision.
If approved, the new single-storey townhouses on Beverin Street would join dozens of similar projects emerging in the suburb.
Application documents show plans for two two-bedroom and four three-bedroom houses on the block, at 30 Beverin Street.
The two-bedroom houses would be on 219 square metre lots, while the three-bedroom houses would be on lots between 255sqm and 322sqm.
Each would have have two bathrooms, with one an en-suite, space for a garden, and an attached garage, with a double garage for the three-bedroom houses.
There is currently a shed on the block, the remains of a joinery building that "has ceased operations for many years".
Planning documents state no overlays apply to the site.
"There are a number of existing medium density developments in the immediate area that have lot sizes similar in size to the lots proposed for this site," the document states.
"Beverin Street is where a lot of modern development is occurring and with the site in close proximity to the Sebastopol North Street shopping centre, a number of private and public schools and public transport, the site is an appropriate location for a medium density development.
"The proposed development is not out of character with the existing area and will continue to provide the need for variety and diversity in the housing market which is becoming more difficult to enter.
"The proposal will result in a more efficient use of the existing infrastructure and will help to reduce the pressure for urban development to spread outside the city."
In the past 18 months, dozens of applications for new developments across Sebastopol have been lodged, including 26-apartment proposal further north on Beverin Street, a 35-lot proposal near Grant Street, and 10 units on Yarrowee Street.
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