One of the last blocks of commercial land left in the heart of Buderim is for sale, with developers expected to strike at the Main St gold.
Owner Simon Whittle, who was born and bred in Buderim, bought the property more than 30 years ago as an investment.
He said that with his wife soon to retire, he was ready to “seriously” sell it.
“I’m lucky enough to have always lived here and went to school across the road, so I was pretty excited when I did buy this,” Mr Whittle said.
“Even then there was hardly any central business land still available (in Buderim).
“It was right in the middle of town and I thought it would be good for some sort of commercial development eventually.”
The 2300sqm property at 19 Main St has ocean views of the coast and neighbours state government-owned land used as a public car park.
Buderim Ray White agent Lloyd Edwards said the property was one of the last commercial blocks left in Buderim.
“It’s one of the largest lots of commercial land left and, to my knowledge, one of the last vacant lots in that zone,” Mr Edwards said.
“Restaurants, hotels, anything of a commercial nature, could be put on that block subject to council guidelines.”
With the block available for residential or commercial use, Mr Edwards said plenty of inquiries had come from developers and private homeowners.
“I can see a mix of commercial and residential, or a very modern motel with ocean views and a restaurant attached to it,” he said.
“You have amazing ocean views and you’re right in the centre of town.”
Mr Whittle said while there were plenty of options for land use, he did not want to speculate what could be made of the property.
An auction will be held on site Saturday, August 2 at 10am.
Phone Lloyd Edwards on 0419 672 902.
Article by Emily Haynes, Sunshine Coast Daily