Tim Banks, CEO of APM MacLean, shares his vision of his $60 million Blackbush Beach Resort development in Grand Tracadie, PEI
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Despite delays created by the pandemic, some parts of the Blackbush resort at Grand Tracadie, on P.E.I.’s North Shore, are now open to the public.
The resort, when completed, will include a hotel, cottages, fish market and restaurant, and a residential subdivision. Much of the infrastructure for public access to the beach is already completed.
Back in 2020 to further enhance our guiding principles for sustainability, we willingly removed our asphalt surfaces from our gate right down to where the pavement ends at our cottages. This is all a part of allowing fresh rain water to permeate into our water tables and not runoff into the Tracadie Bay. This coincides with our efforts to reroute our ditches to our wetlands so that our ground water is saved.
Blackbush Announces Director of Construction
Pat Sheehan – Master Carpenter
The Blackbush Eco-Lodge and our Blackbush Community are pleased to announce Pat Sheehan as our Director of Construction. Pat will oversee construction and the other building trades of our eco-lodge, family homes and our all-season fractional units.
We’re working with the Department of Environment and have raised our pathways, removing the old ‘creosote’ boardwalks for environmental protection. We’re also creating a dyke system to enhance wetlands and provide a buffer zone for 50 year storm surge. Natural grass will align the pathways and they will be wheelchair friendly for the beach access.
Residents of the Grand Tracadie area will get a renewed version of the past as construction on a well known fish processing facility resumed last week. READ MORE…