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Napier_ Rundown hostel in want of redevelopment, web site with consent for five-storey lodge in the marketplace

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The positioning on Marine Parade, which has change into rundown lately. Picture / Paul Taylor

A once-popular backpackers on Napier’s Marine Parade which closed in the course of the Covid pandemic is now up on the market, motion that would see the “dilapidated” and “rundown” property given a brand new lease of life.

Napier Metropolis Enterprise normal supervisor Pip Thompson has praised the itemizing as “nice for Napier”, given its sorry state and prime location near the town centre.

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The massive constructing is finest often called the previous residence of Kiwi Keith’s Backpackers, which closed across the begin of 2021.

It has declined lately and is now characterised by smashed and boarded-up home windows, gutted interiors and garbage and graffiti seen inside.

“By way of vibrancy for the town, and the truth that it has change into dilapidated, rundown and an nearly condemned constructing now, I completely suppose it’s the finest information,” Thompson stated of it going up on the market.

“If somebody is keen to show that again right into a commercially viable enterprise, that will be wonderful.”

She stated it will be notably pleasing to see it redeveloped as an lodging supplier once more sooner or later, equivalent to one other backpackers.

A brand new proprietor may redevelop the positioning, which is in a major location on Marine Parade. Picture / Paul Taylor

“As we all know, since Covid, there was lots of lodging [that has] gone into emergency and social housing, and there appears to nonetheless be an actual lack of lodging on the town,” she stated.

“Somebody privately would possibly purchase it and construct their very own mansion, however no matter it’s going to appear like and no matter it’s going to be, it’s only going to be nice for Napier.”

The property up on the market is 217-229 Marine Parade, situated simply two doorways down from arguably Hawke’s Bay’s finest restaurant, Pacifica.

Query marks have hung over the way forward for the positioning lately and the present proprietor, Nautilus Household Belief Restricted, advised Hawke’s Bay Immediately in 2021 it was contemplating changing the property and two adjoining properties it owns into a brand new motel.

These two adjoining properties are additionally up on the market: a carpark and a business constructing which presently homes Lighting Direct.

Nautilus Household Belief can also be promoting a fourth property additional alongside Marine Parade which has consent for a five-storey lodge.

The 4 websites up on the market. Picture / Colliers

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All 4 properties are being marketed by means of actual property firm Colliers Hawke’s Bay and could be purchased individually or as a package deal.

Consent for 59-room lodge

An empty lot dealing with the waterfront on Marine Parade is up on the market with consent to construct a 59-room lodge, based on Colliers.

Colliers acknowledged the property up on the market at 161 Marine Parade has useful resource consent for the development of a five-level, 59-room lodge.

It spans 707 sq. metres and is zoned ‘Interior-Metropolis Business’.

“It’s extremely uncommon to see a set of properties equivalent to these ones all offered to the open market at one time, and I urge all events to contact me instantly to discover their choices,” Colliers Hawke’s Bay director Danny Blair stated.

Gary Hamilton-Irvine is a Hawke’s Bay-based reporter who covers a variety of stories matters together with enterprise, councils, breaking information and cyclone restoration. He previously labored at Information Corp Australia.

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