New planned township for Queenstown includes housing and hotel
Queenstown’s planned community, Jack’s Point is entering its next phase of key development with the construction of its central hub, Jack’s Point Village.
The lakefront Village is a similar size to central Queenstown with an integrated mix of residential, commercial and visitor accommodation set 10 minutes’ from the airport. Residential and hotel planning is already well advanced, with 110 Village homes priced from $699,000 starting construction this month, and a five-star waterfront hotel plan soon to be unveiled.
Jack’s Point has been designed by international planning practice, Darby Partners Limited. Principal John Darby, who has been instrumental in the area’s development for over 20 years, says the Village is a game-changer for Queenstown and will attract a broad range of people to live and work there.
“This is a rare and exciting inter-generational opportunity to be part of a new sustainable township in Queenstown’s major growth corridor. The high-quality homes under construction in the Village start well below the average price for Queenstown, and will appeal to first home buyers, retirees and everyone in between.”
“The Village has been designed to meet both the needs of Jack’s Point’s expanding residential community, which will ultimately reach 8,000, and the demand for a high-quality accommodation and amenities for the region’s increasing number of visitors,” Darby says.
It will be a sought-after shopping and recreational destination in its own right, with a mix of visitor accommodation totalling 600 rooms, set in a spectacular location beneath the Remarkables mountain range with sunny northern exposure and direct access to Jack’s Point’s 1,270 hectares of natural open space, 25 kilometres of trails and the internationally acclaimed golf course.
Darby Partners has appointed CBRE to consult on collaboration partners for key commercial elements of the village. The village design promotes the use of sustainable materials and green engineering systems throughout its build environment, above and below ground. Work to reticulated services thought the village is now largely completed and the civil infrastructure stage in underway.
“We are now ready for the final phase, to fufil the Village vision for a lively mix of restaurants, small businesses, shops, homes and visitor accommodation,” says Darby.