Development update: January 2017

2017 will be the Year of the Terrace. Not these terraces. RIP. Image source: Te Ara Terraced homes, built in rows: neighbours on either side, but not or above or below. They’re relatively cheap to build, and they’re within the reach of many small/ medium-sized building firms, ones which have traditionally concentrated on detached houses.…
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Farnham Street residents looking at each other down the barrel of a gun

Caution: this post contains references to John Farnham. I was updating the Development Tracker recently, and added another one to the list – 9 Farnham Street. It hasn’t made it off the starting blocks yet, despite a couple of attempts. In 2008, and perhaps for some time before that, 9 Farnham Street was being advertised for a five-storey building, with three floors of office and two penthouse apartments: Source: Google Streetview The sign was still up in 2009, but sometime after that it was taken down.…
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Porte Cochere 2 – Pedestrians 0

While looking at Auckland Transport’s website I found they’d uploaded a number of plans relating to the City Rail Link (the same place I saw the K Rd image from this morning’s post). One of the documents showed the plans for Albert St after the CRL has been completed.…
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