A PATCH of land just minutes from the Nowra CBD, affectionately known as the horse paddock is being re-developed.
The three blocks of land at 168-172 Kinghorne Street Nowra were owned by the late Stella Milliner and had been in the family since 1948.
The blocks, that were next to their family home, had never been developed.
But now work has started on an eight medium density unit complex valued at $1 million.
Shoalhaven City Council approved the eight three bedroom units on the land next to the Nowra Town Band hall in early November.
Being built and developed by Chris Robson Property Developments, the property will be known as 170 Kinghorne Street.
The single story units each feature three bedrooms, lounge and dining rooms, kitchen, bathroom laundry area, a private outdoor recreational patio area and a garage.
Sixteen car parks will also be provided on the site to provide parking for residents’ and visitors’ needs and landscaping.
Mr Robson said the property has been a location he had kept an eye on for a long time.
“I have eyed off and wanted this parcel of land for more than 20 years,” he said.
“I grew up in Bomaderry and always knew about the three blocks, but property like this rarely comes on the market.
“I remember it as a kid. For as long as I can remember it always had a horse on it.
“To be able to purchase it and develop something rather special so close to the Nowra town centre is fantastic.”
Mr Robson has previously constructed more than 220 units in the local area.
“We will be building the site up with around 1000 tonnes of fill before we start construction,” Mr Robson said.
“We developed the complex as a single story to keep in mind the area’s aging population.
“It will provide more accommodation close to the centre of town.”
It is estimated construction will take between four and five months, with completion set down for May next year.