Rental cot­tage de­vel­op­ment

En­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact assess­ment gets nod

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WEEKEND BUSINESS -

The Coun­cil of the Re­sort Mu­nic­i­pal­ity voted to ac­cept the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact assess­ment for a 43-unit rental cot­tage de­vel­op­ment in Cavendish.

Coun­cil chair­man, Matthew Jel­ley, says the pro­posed de­vel­op­ment would be a wel­come ad­di­tion that caters to tourists in what has been a cou­ple of banner years of de­vel­op­ment in the area.

The pro­posal calls for de­vel­op­ing prop­erty on a 46-acre piece of land be­hind the for­mer Cavendish Shop­ping Cen­tre owned by Cavendish Tourism Com­plex De­vel­op­ment Inc.

In ad­di­tion to the rental cot­tages, the pro­posal calls for a play­ground, of­fice, swim­ming pool and six year-round rental units to be built on prop­erty be­hind the for­mer Cavendish Shop­ping Cen­tre.

Jay Dong is the man be­hind Cavendish Tourism Com­plex De­vel­op­ment.

He moved his fam­ily of three from China to P.E.I. in

2008.

In 2010, he bought Avon­lea Cot­tages in Cavendish for be­tween $800,000 and $1 mil­lion.

He in­vested money into up­grad­ing the cot­tages. He also put a strong em­pha­sis on mar­ket­ing.

He started the Cavendish Farmer’s Mar­ket in July 2015, keen to part­ner with farm­ers, fish­er­men, ar­ti­sans, artists and food ven­dors.

A fi­nal pro­posal still needs to re­ceive the green light from coun­cil.

“If it fits our by­laws, we will ap­prove it,’’ says Jel­ley.

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