Feed­back favours a park

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A majority want to see 254 Pon­sonby Rd de­vel­oped into a large park, ac­cord­ing to feed­back sub­mit­ted so far on the con­tro­ver­sial site.

Three draft con­cept op­tions have been re­leased for the 2347 square me­tre plot, cur­rently oc­cu­pied by up­mar­ket food store Nosh, and the Waitem­ata Lo­cal Board is gath­er­ing pub­lic feed­back on the plans.

It has re­ceived 387 re­sponses to date.

About 75 per cent of those are in support of op­tion three – a large open space which could take more than 10 years to be de­vel­oped in to a park.

Other op­tions in­clude a medium-sized open space with res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment or a small, 700 square me­tre open space with com­mer­cial and res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment.

Auck­land Coun­cil pur­chased the site in 2006 to pro­vide an ur­ban square in the heart of the Pon­sonby business area for com­mu­nity gath­er­ings and events.

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