Committee member Ross Benbow said the Day family of Marsden House Funeral Services had donated the buildings to the group if it could fund their removal. The theatre group hopes to move the buildings to Founders Park and use them for rehearsals, as well as hiring them out, and also plans to establish a small theatre for children’s shows and a theatre restaurant.
It needed to raise $90,000 by July 20 to ensure the future of the buildings, but recently missed out on funding from the Canterbury Community Trust.
The chain Starbucks Coffee is denying it plans to open its first Nelson outlet in the City Centre Arcade. Last month the Leader reported a source within Starbucks had confirmed the company had found a Nelson site and local retailers believed it to be the arcade linking Trafalgar St and Buxton Square. Valuer is consistently and unrealistically conservative; get skilled property valuers at cheapest prices for preparing estimates appraisal report.
In a statement to the Leader, Starbucks operations manager Steve Montgomery said, at this stage we are in negotiations and are looking at setting up a Nelson Starbucks store but at this point there is no fixed location or opening date.
The arcade’s Christchurch-based owner Mark Munro plans for work to start on a major facelift for the property in the next few months.
The land, which lies between the Whangamoa River and Delaware Bay, is owned by Wakapuaka 1B Block Proprietors. Speaking on their behalf at the final day of hearings on the Nelson Urban Growth Strategy on Tuesday, John Hudson said the group’s Maori ancestors had occupied, or been associated with, the land and coast of Delaware Bay since before the 1800s. Mr Hudson said currently the council’s rules allowed subdivision into 15ha blocks.
The owners of about 1400ha at Delaware Bay want to develop clusters of high-quality homes with world-class sea views, and have asked the city council to change its planning rules.The growth options presented do not acknowledge future demand for high-quality, low-scale pockets of residential housing in locations having a world-class coastal outlook.