Danby Lane development in Nundah will freshen up a suburban corner amid traffic and crime problems

Residents of Nundah hope construction plans for an old corner will reinvigorate the suburb, but some fear an influx of residents could worsen traffic congestion.

Gardner Vaughan Group (GVG) has plans for a 49-unit residential complex with 568 square meters of office space and 294m2 available for food and drink retailers on the corner of Buckland Rd and Danby Lane.

The developer has already completed the Union St apartments and Village Central buildings in Nundah and plans to occupy offices in Danby Lane.

GVG marketing and sales director Sam Gardner said Danby Lane would provide one to four bedroom apartments, leisure facilities, electric vehicle charging, solar power supplies and 135 parking spaces. built on five basement levels.

“The Gardner Vaughan Group is a proud resident of Nundah. We’d like to think we can make the suburb even better by delivering design and quality that enhances curb appeal, property value, and most importantly, drives engagement. community.”

Disused land on Danby Lane has been renamed Nundah Common and will house pop-up shops and food trucks.(Supplied: Gardner Vaughan Group)

Companies already active on the site such as After Lash, Rose Niyom Thai and Home & Her will remain until construction begins in late 2023.

In the meantime, GVG renamed an empty car yard to the Nundah Common site and hosted pop-up retailers and food trucks.

Every Tuesday, Smokin Butts & Racks operates from the site. On Thursdays, Gnockout Brisbane sells gnocchi and cannoli and Fluffy Japan Cakes sells Japanese pancakes on Fridays.

On the first Saturday of each month, Plant Lounge will operate from location.

“Ideally, operators sell products and goods that are somewhat unique to Nundah, such as Smokin Butts & Racks selling brisket burgers and ribs.

“While we expect this to grow organically, I have already had suggestions for fish and chips, ice cream and loaded potatoes, so we will be looking for those operators.”

Traffic problems increase

Many residents of Nundah are worried about how more housing and business offers will affect an already busy area.

Melissa Webb moved from Nundah but still works in the suburbs and socializes in Nundah venues.

She said the Danby Lane project would improve the neighborhood, but parking was already a “major problem”.

“New construction and future traffic will cause increased traffic congestion in the area, which is already quite congested at times in this part of Nundah,” Ms Webb said.

“I parked at Toombul or up to 2km from the center of Nundah and entered Nundah village as there was no parking available on the side streets or at the malls.

But Mr Gardner promised the new development would provide an “unrivaled parking ratio” in the bustling suburb.

“Each commercial rental will have spaces for staff and visitor cars. We are offering five basements to overstock parking lots,” he said.

Ms Webb also said crime had increased since the construction of more high-density residential buildings in Danby Lane forced her out.

‘Police frequently attend incidents at units in and around Danby Lane,’ she said.

“I regularly see members of the community affected by drugs outside Woolworths and I no longer felt safe walking home alone at night.”

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