In­dus­trial ex­pan­sion in city

Work un­der­way along Ar­te­rial High­way for three new ten­ants of in­dus­trial zone

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - PROVINCE - THE GUARDIAN

Con­struc­tion is un­der­way be­tween Kent Build­ing Sup­plies and Su­pe­rior San­i­ta­tion in Char­lot­te­town as that in­dus­trial area sees ex­pan­sion.

Vis­i­ble from the Ar­te­rial high­way, the con­struc­tion has two ma­jor com­po­nents.

Higher up the hill on John Yeo Drive, be­side the of­fices of Fish­eries and Oceans Canada, the ground has been lev­elled to a pad in prepa­ra­tion for a new build­ing to house the con­sol­i­dated of­fice and work­ing space for a new Cana­dian Coast Guard ser­vice cen­tre.

It was made nec­es­sary by the clo­sure of its wa­ter­front base next to the Delta Prince Ed­ward in 2010.

That build­ing how­ever, will also have another ten­ant. Bird Stairs, a re­gional whole­sale and re­tail sup­plier of plumb­ing and elec­tri­cal sup­plies is also go­ing into that build­ing.

“We ex­pect to be in there Oc­to­ber, Novem­ber, likely Novem­ber,” said Jeff Carter of Bird Stairs.

Fur­ther down the hill, next to the silt con­trol pond, ma­chin­ery is at work cre­at­ing another level pad for another in­dus­trial build.

It is more ten­ta­tive, with­out a con­firmed ten­ant as yet, said devel­oper Tim Banks.

He is to­tally con­fi­dent of get­ting one soon.

“We are get­ting that prop­erty ready for a fu­ture de­vel­op­ment,” said Banks. “If I had to put a per­cent­age about some­thing hap­pen­ing there I would put it at 105 per cent.

“Char­lot­te­town is a thriv­ing mar­ket,” said Banks. “We have had nu­mer­ous in­quires on that lot. We are pick­ing and choos­ing about who we are go­ing to be putting onto that lot and at this par­tic­u­lar point we are deal­ing with some peo­ple and we will just wait it out.”

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