Work is well underway on the residential subdivision at 20 Link Crescent, Whangaparaoa, which the developer, McConnell Property, named Mariner Rise.
The development provides 60 sections along with a reserve and playground. Work has advanced on 18 homes all of which should be completed by the middle of this year.
The subdivision has resource consent for a mix of two, three and four-bedroom terrace and standalone family homes, with a focus on design quality.
The homes are being built and marketed by Signature Homes, Mike Greer Homes and New Dreamland and are priced from $650,000 to $800,000.
The development was granted Special Housing Area status in February, 2016, which required a percentage of affordable housing to be included. However, McConnell Property development manager Matt Anderson says that in the end, Auckland Unitary Plan zoning provisions made the Special Housing Area status redundant, as the required density was allowed for within the new zoning. The developer is therefore under no obligation to provide affordable housing.
He says the development went through a robust urban design and consenting process to ensure a high quality result.