Rental cottage development
Environmental impact assessment gets nod
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
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.