SUMMERSIDE – A new housing development in downtown Summerside is beginning to see benefits.
Summerside developer Peter Brown
Hub 224, a project by developer Peter Brown, president of the Bayside Group, has a main floor is 10,200 square feet along with an additional 2,200 square feet in the mezzanine level. The project, located in the former East Prince Youth Development Centre on Water Street, 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.
Seven of the 20 units are now occupied and Brown said the list for the fall is growing.
“It’s coming slow but sure,” Brown said. “I’d like to have it full but it’s not quite full, yet.”
Work is now underway on the commercial parts of the development.
“We’re putting in the commercial space,” he said. “We’ve have couple of people interested in a food court idea so, there is a couple of kiosks kind of food outlets. We’re working on one of the start-up co-workers spaces. We’ve half a dozen interested people going into that and we are moving our office there as well.”
The co-workers’ space is called Hub Cap and will feature a white stretch limousine as a meeting room.
“It’s a little bit innovative, Brown said. “We said we’ll park it inside and get some bragging rights.”
Brown said he’s also looking at doing some sidewalk seeding to complement the building.