Plans to transform former Nelson Briscoes site into shops, offices and apartments
As of August last year, just 73 people lived within 500 metres of the Nelson CBD, compared to 5600 people who come into the city to work.
That number will rise if property developer Gaire Thompson has his way, as he plans to turn the former Briscoes site in Montgomery Square into mixed commercial and residential property.
“It’ll be commercial underneath, retail or something, and then a level of office spaces, and then two floors of accommodation.”
The development even included a rooftop garden area, and Thompson said he was hoping to attract good retail shops for the lower floor.