Planning consent, 5 July 2002:
Mt Wellington, 43 Mt Wellington Highway, Auckland City Council’s planning fixtures sub-committee granted Rawson Developments Ltd (Ken Kells) non-notified hearing for its application to redevelop the 15,950mÂ² site to add bulk retail space to the existing bulk retail/ancillary warehousing, office & staff facilities. The bulk retail will be occupied by Furniture City.
The site is across the road from the bulk-retail Harvey Norman Centre and adjoins Tramco Properties Ltd’s bulk retail centre developed 2 years ago.
Planning consultant Mark Wilkinson said the Rawson proposal was intended as a logical extension of Tramco’s bulk retail development at 39 Mt Wellington Highway, but had no vehicle link between the 2 at this stage.
Mr Wilkinson said the proposal exceeded the maximum permitted threshold limit and had a 101-space parking shortfall, with 182 spaces provided.
The proposal will take the gross floor area to 10,344mÂ² — 4007mÂ² of existing bulk storage & 3371mÂ² of office to be retained, 2500mÂ² of new bulk retail to be occupied by Furniture City, with associated 320mÂ² of warehousing & 96mÂ² of office & staff space.
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