Whole site has reached its maximum
Development of this scale would make living near Eden Park like living in the CBD, Eden Park Neighbours Association president Mark Donnelly says.
‘‘It’s an incredibly aggressive grab for activities by Eden Park.
‘‘What we’re saying is that the whole site and its uses have reached the maximum the area can cope with.
‘‘We’ve all come into the area based on whatever the tradition was when we came in. I came in 20 years ago enjoying the afternoon games. I struggle with the night games and the impacts of not being able to have people over.
‘‘Then there are people who have come in the last five years, who know the size of it, know the night events and they accept that position. But they still love the number two field.
New retail could ‘‘kill’’ town centres like Kingsland and Mt Eden, he says.