Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 3 October 2017
50 more shops to open at Sylvia Park mall
Further details of the $200 million expansion of Auckland's biggest mall have been revealed, including that the overall centre will soon cover more than 10ha of indoor floor space and 50 new shops will open.
Plans for the expansion of Sylvia Park at Mt Wellington have already been announced by owner Kiwi Property but Robert McFarlane and David Thornton, architects of The Buchan Group who are designing the changes, took the Herald on a trip this week to explain in more detail how the huge centre would be altered.
Proposed luxury homes would block residents' water views
An Auckland developer's proposal to build 17 luxury homes next to a marine reserve will block neighbours' views and threaten wildlife, residents say.
A resource consent application has been put to Auckland Council seeking permission for Alford Bay Ltd to build the townhouses on a 4800sqm combined section in the quiet central Auckland suburb of Waterview.
The most recent paper published by Auckland Council’s Chief Economist Unit takes a look into the economics of greenfield development and how to more fairly fund the costs of roads, pipes and other infrastructure that is necessary to enable this development.
New Wellington developments 'just the start' as prime office space vacancy is 'lower than ever'
Demand continues to outstrip supply in Wellington's prime office sector, fuelling the need for further development, a research analyst says.
Richard Carr, of CBRE Wellington, said available prime office space was "lower than ever", contributing to renewed investor demand.
The announcement of Site 9, being developed by Willis Bond & Co, and the timber tower, the brainchild of Sir Bob Jones, was "just the start of a new development cycle", while 20 Customhouse Quay was almost complete, Carr said.
Panuku is seeking ideas on how to shape a piece of Auckland’s waterfront
From 18 March 2018, public parking will no longer be available on Eastern Viaduct. Instead, the area will be transformed into public space.
Before that happens, public are invited to play Public Spaces tool, a Project for Public Spaces tool that allows users to look closely at the components of an area and think about how it makes them feel.