Christchurch arts lovers are set for easier central city access, with the council progressing plans for a new car parking building.
Proposals are being sought for a structure with more than 320 short-term public car parks, including at least 10 electric vehicle chargers, 20 secure motorcycle parks, and a lockable space for 40 bicycles, that will be open 24/7. There would be retail on the ground floor.
It will either sit next to the Isaac Theatre Royal on Gloucester St or be on private land within Manchester, Kilmore, Worcester and Durham streets.
The building will face height restrictions if on performing arts precinct land, so it does not impede the views of Mt Grey from Tūranga, the central library.
It must be designed to be "highly attractive, sympathetic to and integrate well with the nearby civic and public environment", according to documents the council has made available to interested parties.