A new two-storey building is to be constructed on a prominent site at 348 Hibiscus Coast Highway in Orewa town centre and leased as a hub for restaurants and cafés.
The site is on the corner of the highway and Moana Ave, backing onto Bakehouse Lane and right opposite Moana Reserve.
The building currently on the site was formerly occupied by the ASB bank – it has been vacant since the bank relocated to a small site in Hillary Square last year.
That building is to be demolished and the new premises will be designed to provide premises for four restaurants/cafés.
The site is owned by Pamber (Auckland) whose sole director is Jonathan Rigg. The company was granted resource consent for the project in March. The consent application was not publicly notified.
The primary issue that the consent dealt with was a shortfall of 39 car parks. The application states that: “no additional car parks are able to be provided on the site due to the difficulties in Orewa with sea level rise of providing basement car parking and the constraints above ground presented by the 10.5m maximum height control in Orewa town centre”.