This development is located on a busy arterial road which runs along from central Auckland to the south. It uses a staggered building form to meet the particular site context of apartments and mixed use dwellings. The site is zoned residential 7a which allows higher density residential developments of 1 unit per 200 m². Residential 7a has a 10m height restriction but in this case the site was subject to a volcanic view line height control reducing the height to 9.0m maximum. The brief from the client was to provide the maximum density permitted for the site, in this case eight units. The larger site coupled with more flexible planning controls allowed greater scope to achieve an appropriate urban outcome.