Central Dunedin hotel gets consent

An architect’s drawing of the proposed 27-room hotel in Filleul St, which has been approved by...
An architect’s drawing of the proposed 27-room hotel in Filleul St, which has been approved by the Dunedin City Council. Image: Gary Todd
Plans for a Dunedin central 27-room hotel have been approved by the city council.

Dunedin property developers Frank and Karen Cazemier have been granted resource consent to build a four-storey  hotel on the site of a Filleul St car park.

The plans  include a manager’s residence and a ground-floor cafe and bar centred on a central garden area, plus parking for 30 vehicles.

Mr Cazemier said the family had already  invested in  international student accommodation  and renovated and rebranded the former Farrys Motel,  in George St.

He said  the "very high-end boutique hotel"  would employ up to 12 staff.

The couple supported  more boutique hotels being developed in Dunedin, rather than one large tower in the city.

"We hope to produce a hotel that will have a sophisticated, edgy, contemporary theme, utilising local labour and products as much as possible."

Dunedin property developers Frank and Karen Cazemier have been granted resource consent to build...
Dunedin property developers Frank and Karen Cazemier have been granted resource consent to build a four-storey, 27-room hotel on the site of a Filleul St car park. Photo: Gerard O'Brien
Dunedin architect Gary Todd designed the hotel. 

The Dunedin City Council’s consultant planner, Robert Buxton, said in his assessment of the plans  the hotel would result in an interesting and modern development  and provide  additional activity and vitality to the area.

Mr Cazemier hoped to have the building consent lodged  in July and work started by December.

Council staff had been a "pleasure" to work with. 

Comments

Now if i had been bending over backwards and spending 1,000's of dollars trying to get a larger 5* "Tower" hotel built for the city, I think I'd be a bit annoyed at the faint smell of rat emanating from the council chambers ...

The view from this proposed building is going to be awe inspiring ... overlooking some of the most spectacular Dunedin landscapes such as the Meridian Mall carpark building and the "donkey" end of the council building on a fine day !!

Excellent ... the city's on a roll at last !!!

Agree got to laugh that the Mayor and Developer live 1.1 km away from each other, IAW Companies Register website, wonder if there paths had crossed as they travel the windy bay road.