THE AVONDALE ADVANTAGE
If you’re looking for a solid commercial property investment or to establish a thriving new business, Avondale Mainstreet may tick all your boxes.
If you don't live here, you may not be aware what a great place Avondale is. Seldom do you find a community that is so identified with its neighbourhood – residents have a great sense of ownership of Avondale and are eager to proudly support local endeavour.
Sitting on the edge of the inner city, real estate is changing hands at a rate of knots and younger families with higher disposable incomes are flooding into the area. Coupled with a global movement towards hyper-localism, the Avondale Community is primed to spend money in the mainstreet - on businesses providing modern, high-quality offerings.
When it opened in 2018, Browne St Café quickly became a local favourite. It was the first to inject a contemporary eatery option into Avondale, and it has been rewarded with consistent patronage.
Avondale Dental - owned by Amy White, Tim Little and Victor Young (above) - was established in Avondale some 30 years ago by Tim with Victor joining a few years later. Its owners chose recently to reinvest in Avondale by creating a purpose-built, state-of-the art dental clinic, now one of the most modern and well equipped in the country.
The Bigger Picture
Auckland Council's CCO, Eke Panuku, has major development plans for Avondale. Check out its 15 year plan that outlines an incredible scope: Unlock Avondale and this High Level Project Plan.
New Avondale Library & Community Hub
Eke Panuku has identified Avondale as an area of major opportunity. It is revitalising and intensifying Avondale including development of a street-front community centre with a dig date of 2023.
Ockham sets its sights on Avondale's future
In July 2022, Eke Panuku, Auckland City’s urban regeneration agency, announced the signing of a sale and development agreement for a 1.58-hectare development block in Avondale town centre to Marutūāhu-Ockham Group.
The development of the central site in Avondale, aka “the 3 Guys site” will create up to 750 homes, as well as provide new retail and commercial premises along the site’s Great North Road edge.
The plans propose eight buildings of differing heights and configurations, featuring sustainable homes at a minimum of a 6 Homestar rating. The plans will include integrated outdoor spaces for residents and a public walkway joining to the new town square.
We’re delighted to be bringing Aroha, our 14th development, to Avondale. It’s a brilliant community – one of the best – where people work hard, look forward to the future, look out for each other too.
Set at the intersection of Great North Road and Ash Street, Aroha stands at the gateway into Avondale, one of Auckland’s most dynamic neighbourhoods. Just 8km from the CBD – and with trains, buses and bike paths abounding – Avondale is impeccably well-connected.
Add in a major town centre regeneration, new cafes and restaurants – plus Auckland’s biggest and most thrillingly diverse weekend market – and it’s easy to see what the buzz is about. Up-and-coming Avondale has everything going for it, a city-fringe suburb that’s changing fast while retaining its gritty, essential ‘Avondaleness’.
Expected completion late-2022.
One of the key projects of Kāinga Ora in the regeneration of Avondale town centre is a new housing development for older people known as Highbury Triangle currently being built.
The development, located between Great North Road and Community Lane, will include 236 homes, which will predominately be made up of a state housing complex for older people, alongside a component of market homes and commercial space.
It will be contained within five apartment buildings, spanning six to eight levels. Four of the apartment blocks, or 81 percent of the development, will be retained for state housing. These homes enable tenants to live independently, or with some assistance, as required.
Plaza Developments’ Nordic Apartments at 1843 Great North Road – a neighbour to the above – will house 36 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Its construction will begin in March 2022 and is due for completion in the second quarter of 2024.
STREET PAVERS PROJECT
A project by Auckland Transport and Whau Local Board to replace the renown "slippery pavers" in Avondale Mainstreet is in progress. After many delays, Stage II is set to begin in August 2022. The work includes upgrades of the street lighting and bike stands. Stage III will be completed with the development of the new Community Centre and Library Hub.
Further to the Messara Report that recommended changes to the horse racing industry in 2018, the Avondale Jockey Club committee has asked members to agree to close the West Auckland Track in 2026. While the decision is not cemented, the sale of such a massive piece of local land will undoubtedly impact the local economy.
No doubt, room will be made for much-needed further housing, but the site would also be suitable for the aquatic and recreation facility promised to West Auckland in Council’s Long Term Plan, for which a suitable space has been sought.
Further to her comments at the ABA AGM, it is clear Whau Ward Councilor, Tracy Mulholland is keeping this project on the table to ensure it becomes a possibility sooner rather than later.
Avondale is a Central Auckland suburb just 9km from the bustling and vibrant CBD. It offers excellent public transport options with a train station just a few minutes’ walk from the mainstreet and a thoroughfare for the major bus routes.
Its Rosebank commercial/industrial district with 500 odd businesses offers employment opportunities for some 8000 workers and it is nestled between the SH20 and SH16 motorway routes for ready access to the city and airport.
Additionally, we have a Whau Ward Councilor, Whau Local Board and Avondale Business Association each supportive of, and collaborating towards boosting economic development in Avondale.
If you are looking for a space in Avondale to suit your needs, call us as we have relationships with building owners who don't always wish to advertise publicly.
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