Old Prince Edward Home land could become green space
Charlottetown parks and recreation chair says it makes sense to add property onto Victoria Park
Turning the the old Prince Edward Home property into green space would be a 'unique' opportunity, says the chair of Charlottetown's parks and recreation committee.
Mitchell Tweel says it makes sense to add it onto the park.
"We have an opportunity now to do something that's truly unique and that's to make this entire footprint entirely green," said Mitchell Tweel.
"We would like to form a partnership, whether it's leasing the land or acquiring the land, whatever that possibility is."
Province expects decision in fall
Tweel says the city has sent letters to the province, which owns the property, in the past and hopes to meet with the new provincial cabinet soon.
"We would not want something that overshadowed the property of Fanningbank. We would not want to see something that was not in keeping with the public access to Victoria Park. It's a family-oriented area of the city and is very important that we maintain that," he said.
The province's infrastructure department is now studying the building and will present options to cabinet in the next few months. It expects to make a decision sometime in the fall.