Industrial expansion in city
Work underway along Arterial Highway for three new tenants of industrial zone
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.”