Ponsonby's hole in the ground, aka Soho Square, will be beautified over the next few weeks thanks to some local artists.
They will be tackling the hoardings surrounding the Soho Square site (which has remained a large excavated hole following the collapse of the previous developer) as construction begins for new owner Progressive Enterprises Ltd.
The Colour of Our Community project includes Otis Frizzell, whose 12-metre section of the wall features six large portraits of Ponsonby locals.
Other NZ artists include Dan Tippett, Adrian Jackman and Karl Maughan, who will also act as a mentor to various local community groups that will complete other sections of the hoardings.
The murals will stay up for two years after which they will be auctioned off for charity.