24: Missing from the City Centre
What if the city centre had more shops and services for its 27,000 odd apartment dwellers?
As is well documented on this blog, Auckland’s city centre is undergoing a pretty radical transformation before our very eyes. Much change has occurred for the better over the past 10 years or so and trustfully there is much more to come.
It is interesting to reflect at this time on some of the things missing from the city centre. Things that you might expect in comparable places elsewhere. One of these is specialist retail catering to the needs of New Zealand’s largest and densest population of apartment dwellers.
A pet shop, a plant shop, and a micro hardware store (a Mitre 10 Mini anyone?!) are three examples that I am sure there is real demand for and would enhance the liveability of the city centre.
Stuart Houghton 2014