It’s time for the city to deal with Dynasty Spa building

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Editor,

It’s time for the former Dynasty Spa to go. As many people can attest, the former Dynasty Spa located on the section of property along the western portion of Summerside’s Boardwalk has gone well past its opportunity for future development.

The current structure that has been sitting vacant for the past 20 years or more is in such disrepair that it is time for the structure to be torn down and the property cleaned up.

Every window in the structure has been smashed by vandals, the structure is covered in grafitti, the interior of the building is infested with mould and rodents and the property has dangerous building material scattered throughout.

It is time for the City of Summerside to step in and take control and bulldoze the place to the ground and clean up the property. It is an unsightly and dangerous place. At times there are kids and others playing around the structure, kicking in boarded up doors and windows and destroying whatever is left there.

Yes, there would be a cost to the City and the taxpayers of Summerside to remove the structure. But in the end it would be a benefit to all to have the derelict and dangerous property cleaned up and made safe again.

It’s unfortunate that the project never did come to fruition, but it is at a point now where it is unsightly and just plain dangerous and is time for it to go!

Kevin Grady

Summerside

Geographic location: Summerside

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  • tim smith
    June 01, 2011 - 16:31

    Both of these formentioned properties were purchased for one reason only.....to re-sell and make a hefty profit........one might even be about chinese immigrants and their easy route to Canada......however city council should get off their butts and do something about these eyesores.....mind you nothing gets done quickly around here ( griffin case ) among others....................

  • Shelly
    May 30, 2011 - 07:12

    Who owns this structure? The removal should be at a cost to them and not at a cost, yet again, to the Summerside tax payers. I mean really though who sees it? If you want to get fussy about knocking something down then start screaming to the high heavens about the old Holland College building. There is an eye sore! I wouldn't worry about something that only a few can see I would be more worried about something that all can see. This thing is a nightmare and a serious accident waiting to happen!

  • Agreed
    May 28, 2011 - 19:59

    Yes, the new boardwalk is terrific, however goes past this structure which is a significant liability. I agree- I would like to see the City proceed with the necessary steps to ensure this old structure is removed, in the interest of safety and a better experience related to the boardwalk.

  • Mark Wallace
    May 28, 2011 - 11:02

    By now, some public entity should own it for non-payment of taxes. Tearing this down should be easy to do.