'Excess height': Massive $200m Mission Bay development refused resource consent
A plan to build a $200 million high rise housing and retail block on Mission Bay's beachfront has been refused resource consent because it would be too tall.
The proposal by developers Urban Partners would have seen Mission Bay given a major facelift but would have required the demolition of some of the area's most well-known buildings, such as the De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe.
Drive Holdings applied to Auckland Council for resource consent to build on a 6527sq m block between Tāmaki Dr, Patteson Ave and Marau Crescent. The tallest building would have been seven storeys high.
Their plan met strong opposition with submitters concerned views of the Hauraki Gulf would be blocked and the development would change Mission Bay's character.