The original plan for an America's Cup Village in Auckland is still in question, even as public submissions on the proposal close.
The planning process will continue for the deal agreed in December between the Auckland Council and Team New Zealand, while talks on a possible alternative roll on.
The submission period, which closes tomorrow, had been extended by a fortnight, in the hope that any changes could be accommodated within the same resource consent application.
"If agreement is reached on a different option, it will be publicly notified and open to submissions," the council said in a statement.
That raises uncertainty about the timing of the cup village project, and whether an alternative could be consented and built in time for teams arriving a year ahead of the 2021 regatta.