Mission Bay development
We have been fighting a proposal to build a complex of up to 8 storeys and 28m high on the corner of Tamaki Drive and Patteson Ave. This is completely out of line with the Unitary Plan rules which envision 4 storeys or 16 m height, but it is also totally inappropriate for the Mission Bay environment.
The Applicant has made available updated proposed plans which they are taking to the Environment Court for approval. These are based on the alternative plans shared at mediation and rejected by us. You can view the full proposal with floorplans and photo montages here - drive.google.com/file/d/1uZ1JChBjVfWPYoafO0_CYs8hF_2vc8F4/view?usp=sharing
The new plan maintains 100 apartments while reducing the height of some buildings. This is achieved by replacing space previously designated for retail with apartments and facilities for their private use.
The 8 storey building on the corner is unchanged except for the addition of an extra .9m for lift shaft - these are added to all buildings. The gaps that were between the buildings have been filled which gives a more solid bulky look.
The theatre is removed completely and becomes a recreational space available only to the apartments. That building is now reduced in height to be compliant. Everything at 2nd level (restaurants, balcony dining, and the podium level outdoor and dining areas) is now removed from public use. Everything from Level 2 to 8 is now apartments and their facilities. The only remaining space for local convenience needs is ground floor restaurants on Tamaki Drive and Patteson Ave sides. Retail space on the site will be significantly less than available today.
The height of buildings on Patteson has not changed significantly but the gaps between buildings have been filled and the facade on the Marau Cres end has changed to remove the solid concrete with "porthole" windows.
Our experts, along with Council experts, are reviewing these plans to fine tune our legal arguments. We expect the Environment Court Hearings will take place around March 2021.
Submissions to Hearings
Gill Chapell - Legal
David Wren - Planning
Don Stock - written evidence
Don Stock - graphics
Support Mission Bay graphics
All evidence - Council website