New Northcote homes for older Aucklanders
An Auckland Council-owned site in Northcote will be redeveloped to deliver more housing for older Aucklanders.
27-31 Greenslade Crescent, near Greenslade Reserve and Countdown Northcote, is set to become the latest spot to provide much-needed homes for older people. With a growing population of people over the age of 65, Tāmaki Makaurau needs more affordable rental housing for seniors. Auckland Council has agreed to lease this land to Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities for a five-storey apartment building to replace the current 12 units with 52 new, accessible, one-bedroom homes for older people.
The homes will be warm and dry, purpose-built to meet the needs of older tenants and enhanced by a minimum Homestar 6 build rating. On the ground floor, tenants will enjoy a shared common room, an outdoor patio area, a service room, a secure area for mobility scooters and a main lobby, with access to two lifts servicing the upper floors. The apartments will be wheelchair-accessible and include wet area bathrooms.