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Apartments go ahead on busy Whangaparāoa Road site

Posted at 5:11pm Tuesday 13 Oct, 2020

Things can move pretty fast in real estate and plans are now well advanced to build 20 apartments on a busy section of Whangaparāoa Road opposite Coast Plaza and next to Whangaparāoa College.

The two adjacent sites (694 and 696 Whangaparāoa Road) with a total area of 2208sqm went up for sale just three months ago (HM July 1), ready to go with resource consent granted for 20 townhouses.

The consent application was not publicly notified and fits within the Residential-Terraced Housing zoning of the site.

Those plans have been taken up by Ceta Developments, which became a registered company last July. Its directors are Jason Donnelly and Nicholas Paterson, both from the North Shore.

Ceta has named its Whangaparāoa development Palm Green Terraces. The zoning allows for high density housing of up to five storeys but the apartments on the plans are two storeys high.

The six three-bedroom and 14 two-bedroom townhouses, designed by Ozac Architects, are priced from $650,000 to $710,000 and Wallace & Stratton real estate agent Stefan Powney said last week that all but one has already been sold off the plans.

There is one carpark per townhouse and access is directly onto Whangaparāoa Road near traffic lights.

In the resource consent application, it was noted that the local road network is currently congested at peak times and that the development will contribute further to this.

“The proposal will result in an increase of potential vehicle movements to the local road network by approximately 180 vehicle movements”, the application stated.  “However, the zoning appears to allow for this level of development and the long-term plan has a number of proposals to address this.”

Ceta Developments was contacted for comment but did not respond prior to our deadline.

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