Housing New Zealand plans to build 21 one-bedroom, modern, warm and dry town houses in Johnsonville.
The new, low maintenance homes, to be built at 41 Frankmoore Avenue, will be fully insulated, warm and dry, and filled with light.
“The new homes exemplify Housing New Zealand’s commitment to providing high quality housing which not only meets the needs of today’s families, but is also future proofed to meet ongoing demand,” says Patrick Dougherty, Housing New Zealand’s Asset Development Group General Manager.
“We’re excited about this development, which will breathe new life into the neighbourhood and will add to the attractiveness of the area. These are all smaller properties – which is what we need more of – and they’ve been designed in a way that ensures they have plenty of shared outdoor space and communal garden areas, to help create a good sense of community,” he says.
Once resource consent is granted, construction is planned to begin in mid 2017. The properties have been designed by award-winning architects Jerram Tocker Barron, and will comprise three separate complexes each containing seven townhouse-style apartments.
The exterior has been designed to blend with the nature of the existing buildings and surrounds. The development will include off-street parking, and privacy for tenants and neighbours will be ensured through good urban design.
The redevelopment is one of five planned for Wellington city, with others set to be delivered soon in Berhampore, The Terrace and Newtown.