Vil­lage re­vamp gets go-ahead

Central Leader - - News -

The Selwyn Foun­da­tion is re­de­vel­op­ing Selwyn Heights Re­tire­ment Vil­lage in Hills­bor­ough.

The Auck­land City Coun­cil adopted a plan change last month to re­zone the site for health pur­poses, al­low­ing the foun­da­tion to ex­tend the vil­lage.

Now based on three sites on Herd and Pah roads, it will be ex­tended to an­other three ad­join­ing prop­er­ties on Pah and Ko­rma roads.

The mas­ter plan shows 13 blocks of de­vel­op­ment, in­clud­ing a res­i­den­tial care fa­cil­ity near the Ko­rma Rd frontage.

The coun­cil’s arts, com­mu­nity and re­cre­ation pol­icy group made a sub­mis­sion against the pro­posed plan change.

Of­fi­cers were con­cerned the pro­posed height in­crease of the build­ings would block views from Monte Ce­cilia Park and were against build­ings within the Pah Home­stead’s car­riage­way.

Arts, cul­ture and re­cre­ation com­mit­tee chair­man Greg Moyle says he is sat­is­fied the pro­posal has been through the proper process.

He says hear­ing ad­ju­di­ca­tors were con­vinced the ef­fects on Monte Ce­cilia Park would be mi­nor, and it was a mat­ter of bal­anc­ing the foun­da­tion’s good work against the in­ter­rup­tion to views.

A block of 26 apart­ments is ex­pected to be built on the site by the end of the year.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.