From memory this business, the Matenga Garden Centre, ceased about 8 years ago and the street frontage since has been a weed showroom.
According to the realtor’s listing:-
This 1106 m² site has commercial zoning that allows for the development of residential accommodation in line with the Kapiti Coast councils planning guide lines that currently require the site to retain some limited commercial use.
The zoning also allow for an development to have commercial site coverage allowing for a greater site coverage and commercial height restrictions.
The site is north facing with street frontage and is an easy walk to all amenities including public transport.
Two shipping containers are negotiable on sale. Flexible settlement date.
The “require the site to retain some limited commercial use” bit may be the reason why it hasn’t sold. Another problem may have been the difference between the RV and the asking price, which is still big. We’re sure the people who live in the area would appreciate an improvement to the street frontage at least.