Pine Harbour Housing, Beachlands
Pine Harbour, a marina in Beachlands served by a growing ferry business, is recognised as a transit-oriented development, with medium-density zoning enabled within walking distance of the ferry service.
This development bookends 3 gabled four-bedroom, tandem garage units with two blocks of 2 & 3 joined 2-bedroom units, to provide an eight-unit attached block of terraces, viewed as one development.
The given platforms, unit size and end-of-block locations largely pre-determined the site layout options.
At a net site density of 60 units per hectare, the development has a relatively high density. The gabled ends and one middle unit provide a traditional roofscape, and enclosed garaging with the low-roof-pitched 2 bedroom units in the middle location providing a relatively neutral eave to the front and rear elevations, with recessed building lines at entries to provide sheltered entries and building breaks in the elevations.
Carpads are provided for the 2-bedroom units with a modest 115m2 site area making the units firmly affordable in this location.