Town square and laneways
Te Ara Ātea Library and Community Centre will open onto a spacious town square which will provide areas for civic and community gatherings, markets, events, performances and informal community interaction.
It is proposed that there will be a number of distinctive features of the town square. This includes a suspended overhead lighting system to create a unique night-time environment, raised gardens with seating, shade sails and water features. There are also spaces for tables and chairs outside the proposed hospitality and retail premises which are adjacent to Te Ara Ātea Library and Community Centre.
There are also proposed laneways with each having a special character, providing niche space retail and food and beverage offerings.
These laneways include:
- laneway one adjacent to Te Ara Ātea Library and Community Centre entrance and will provide accessible parks. It will have a minimum 12m width adjacent to accessible parks. Minimum 10m width in the remainder of the laneway
- laneway two will have a minimum 6m final width, minimum 3.5m initial width
- laneway three will have a minimum 6m final width, minimum 3.5m initial width.
Consultation has concluded