Work underway at student housing project in Summerside

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Journal Pioneer reports that work is underway to transform the former Holland College Adult Learning Centre in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, into accommodations aimed at the student population.

Developer Peter Brown, president of the Bayside Group, said the main floor of the building is 10,200 sq. ft. along with an additional 2,200 sq. ft.in the mezzanine level.

The project offers a unique design and one that suits the downtown area and will provide 20 accommodation units and two commercial units. A courtyard, complete with skylights, will be constructed on the main floor.

“These will be about 300 square feet, one storey with a loft sleeping area, and they’ll have an interconnected staircase and the washrooms on the split-level,” Brown said.

Brown said the project will be constructed in three phases.“Phase 1 will be 13 units off the courtyard,” he said. “We’re aiming for… the middle of September. That’s our target date. Then Phase 2, which is the mezzanine and the accessible units, probably by the end of October, and then the commercial would be tied into that. We’d like to be done by mid-November at the latest.”

Brown said he hopes to be able to start renting when Holland College resumes in September.

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