The Te Pākau Maru housing development destined for Beresford St has moved along to the point it is now asking for expressions of interest.
The New Brighton Residents Assn had a look at the website, and this is what we took from the information:
What makes this housing project different is the desire to provide quality housing at an affordable price and certainly if compared to Auckland and Wellington, there is no comparison.
The other feature is the community aspect and focus on ensuring the development works for the good of all the residents.
Other important aspects to Te Pākau Maru is the fact the design will be to Homestar 7 standards, meaning in simple terms a very good healthy and sustainable level of living. With the bonus of saving on costs due to energy control and other efficiencies.
Furthermore, the aim is to make the dwellings carbon neutral and more on this at a later date.
This is located near a main bus transport hub and approximately half the units will have off street carparking. They will also have storage for all those extra essentials, like bike or surfboards.
Climate change in the guise of a sea level rise is covered by the foundations being designed to be fully adaptative with floor levels above the City Council recommendations.
According to the information, foundations will also be able to be more easily re-levelled in the event of a quake.
As for the dwellings themselves, there appears to be a choice of two, three and four bedrooms and a price range of $550k to $790k.
Two styles of 3-bedroom townhouses
One 4-bedroom townhouse style
By and large an emphasis on open plan and inside-outside flow befitting the proximity to retail and beach.
If you are interested in registering, then get on the Home Foundation site and enter your details on the unit you favour.
The New Brighton Residents Assn is very pleased to see more houses in the central area but bear in mind the current build climate is very challenging.
All projects have been hit by delays, material shortages and price rises, so be aware time frames for many have blown out and pushed completion dates beyond expectations.