Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 30 May 2018.
Development will create 300 homes in Manukau
On 23 May Auckland Mayor Phil Goff announced a major new housing development in the heart of Auckland’s south.
An empty site at 20 Barrowcliffe Place in Manukau will be developed into a residential neighbourhood of up to 300 new homes during the next five years.
The new neighbourhood – Kōtuitui Place – will offer a range of dwellings, from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom houses. At least 50 per cent will be sold under an affordable housing scheme and there will be a range of purchase models including rent-to-buy and shared equity to help ensure affordability.
Plans for apartment blocks up to five storeys high and proposed sale of land at a West Auckland marina have been described as "an ongoing nightmare".
Marine developer Empire Capital, who leases Hobsonville Marina in West Harbour from Auckland Council, unveiled an artist's impression and master plan of the potential marina development to the Upper Harbour Local Board on May 17.
It includes three apartment blocks on the waterfront, drawn as being up to five storeys high.
Also proposed is a new park and ride facility for ferry users, a public board walk along the waterfront, and up to 16 hectares of new marina berths.
Glass atrium axed: Changes to Fabric apartment in Onehunga draw fire, developer and agent hit back
Plans have been changed for the 240-unit Fabric apartment scheme planned for Onehunga, drawing criticism from buyers and defence from its marketing chief and developer.
A planned glass atrium has been axed from the plans, a walkway has changed and some apartment sizes have altered, leaving buyers unhappy and expressing discontent on social media.
But Colliers International issued a statement from its national residential project marketing director Pete Evans and developers Lamont & Co, defending the changes including the atrium loss, saying the alterations to the scheme were necessary.