Many of Northcote's social housing units were built five or more decades ago and are now old, hard to heat and damp. The development project will replace and add to the existing Housing New Zealand homes. In Stage 1, for example, 21 existing homes will be replaced with 59 new homes. The new homes will be warm, dry, healthy and designed for modern living.
The linked article, featured in the July issue of Paperboy, is a fantastic read and a celebration of Rewi Thompson’s work in Northcote.
If the link doesn’t work, please download the PDF version of the article here.