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Airport Business Park

Priority Focus:Business Commercial and Light Industrial with Airside Opportunities Available

Developer: Charlottetown Airport Authority

 
The Airport Business Park is located on the property of the Charlottetown Airport, adjacent to the Brackley Point Road and with its entrance just north of the Charlottetown Perimeter Highway. The Airport Business Park is a few minutes drive from the downtown core of the City of Charlottetown. Access is gained from three entrances: Maple Hills Avenue at the south, Airport Main Entrance, or Aviation Avenue at the north.

The Airport Business Park offers a strong positional advantage. The Airport Business Park is located at the only commercial airport in Prince Edward Island which holds the only customs facility in the province. Additionally, the Airport Business Park is located in the capital city Charlottetown and is situated on the main thoroughfare for the province. The proximity of the airport to the downtown core is relatively unique as the majority of airports are located a considerable distance from urban centers.

The Charlottetown Airport provides daily air service throughout the year to Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax. Additionally seasonal direct flights to Ottawa and New York are offered in the summer with direct flights to the Caribbean being offered during the winter months. The Charlottetown Airport houses the offices of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for the province which are located in the main arrivals area. Airlines that serve the Charlottetown Airport include Air Canada, WestJet, Delta, and Sunwing.

The Airport Business Park was established during the summer of 2000 with the construction of Maple Hills Avenue. This phase consisted of the creation of a new entrance along Brackley Point Road opposite MacAleer Drive and connecting to the airport’s main access road and terminal frontage. Maple Hills Avenue has seen considerable development since its construction. There remains four airside and one groundside fully serviced lots left to be built on.

The Charlottetown Airport Authority had Aviation Avenue rebuilt and completely serviced during the summer of 2012 in order to meet the demand for the Airport Business Park lands. Aviation Avenue is currently home to BioVectra and Coca-Cola. With the reconstruction and servicing an additional five large lots or 20 acres of land are ready for development.

There is ample room for growth within the Airport Business Park. Currently, there are approximately 4 acres of serviced airside lots and 20 acres of serviced groundside lots. Additionally there is a further 90 acres of unserviced green field land to be developed.

The Airport Business Park is managed by the Charlottetown Airport Authority which is a not-for-profit corporation established to manage and operate the Charlottetown Airport.



Airport Business Centre




Aerial view of BioVectra and Coca Cola at Charlottetown Airport






View a Map of Available Airport Business Park Lots

Administration:

The Airport Business Park is managed by the Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc..

Maintenance:


The Works Department of the City of Charlottetown is responsible for the maintenance and repairs of the water and sewer systems. The Municipal Services Committee is also responsible for general maintenance and street clearing services within the park. It is the responsibility of individual property owners to provide their own general maintenance of driveways and parking areas.


Hospital Facilities:


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital located in Charlottetown, is a 274 bed acute-care facility providing community services to Queen's County, and specialty services provincially. These include out-patients, lab services, oncology unit, diagnostic imaging and emergency services. The hospital is located 4 km (2.5 miles) away from the airport.


Fire Protection:


The Charlottetown Fire Department is responsible for fire protection at the Charlottetown Airport Business Park. The recent addition of a 911 call answer/transfer service on Prince Edward Island has facilitated access to emergency services. Property owners who require special services in case of fire should contact the Charlottetown Fire Department to survey buildings and facilities. Residual pressure at the hydrant is 3,500 gallons per minute. The Charlottetown Fire Department is located 5 km (3.5 miles) from the park.


Security:


Security for individual buildings is the responsibility of the tenants, however general business centre security is provided by the Charlottetown Police Department. The Charlottetown Police Station is located on Kirkwood Drive in Charlottetown. The police station is 4.2 km (2.6 miles) away from the airport.


Parking:

Currently, the Charlottetown Airport has space available to accommodate approximately 1,000 vehicles. Additional parking can be created as required at the business park.

Toppgraphy

The site chosen for the Airport Business Park is well segregated from any residential developments in the area. To the north, the Centre is bordered by the Union Road and the Community of Brackley which is mostly a farming area with sparse residential development. To the east, the Centre is bordered by the airport and farmland. The City of Charlottetown and the Perimeter Highway borders the Business Centre to the south, and to the west it is bordered by the Brackley Point Road. Generally the Airport Business Park lands slope gently between 0 and 2%.

There is ample room for growth within the Airport Business Park. Currently there are approximately 4 acres of serviced airside lots and 20 acres of serviced groundside lots. Additionally there is a further 90 acres of unserviced green field land to be developed.

Airport Business Park Site Development Geotechnical Characteristics

Soils reports have indicated that the subsurface encountered may be summarized as 0.7 to 1.0 m (average 0.8 m) of existing fill/rootmat/topsoil that overlies a competent native till soil.  Neither bedrock nor the groundwater table were encountered within the depth investigated.

The conditions encountered are considered to be favorable for site development and building construction.  Site preparation for proposed buildings and parking areas would require the removal of the existing fill/rootmat/topsoil and the subsequent placement of structural fill up to the required subgrade level.  Pit-run sandstone (Select Borrow) is typically utilized as structural fill on Prince Edward Island and is available in close proximity to the airport property.

Access

Airport:


The Charlottetown Airport provides daily air service throughout the year to Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax. Additionally seasonal direct flights to Ottawa and New York are offered in the summer with direct flights to the Caribbean being offered during the winter months. The Charlottetown Airport houses the offices of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for the province which are located in the main arrivals area. Airlines that serve the Charlottetown Airport include Air Canada, WestJet, Delta, and Sunwing.

There are two runways, three taxiways and two parking aprons at the Charlottetown Airport. Runway 03-21 is 7,000 ft long and 150 ft wide, and Runway 10-28 is 5,000 ft long and 150 ft wide. NAV Canada operates a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week flight service station at the Charlottetown Airport. Runway 03 is a precision approach, category II, instrument runway.

The Charlottetown Airport offers a full suite of navigational aids which include very high frequency omnidirectional radio range (VOR), distance measuring equipment (DME), global positioning system (GPS) approaches, and an instrument landing system (ILS) on our main runway. These systems are continuously maintained and improved by NAV Canada. In addition to offering a full compliment of navigational aids the Charlottetown Airport has published hours of operation of 6 am to 12 pm, daily. With a maintenance department consisting of 15 Airport Maintenance Technicians (AMTs), the Airport is equipped to provide a very efficient winter and summer maintenance program, together with Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) services for up to a Category 7 emergency response. The Airport contracts the Corps of Commissionaires for 24 hour building and perimeter security.

Roads:


The Trans-Canada Highway which forms the Charlottetown Perimeter Highway passes by the southern boundary of the Charlottetown Airport. To the east the TCH connects to the Wood Islands Ferry Terminal to Nova Scotia, and to the west with the Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick. Busses leave and arrive daily with connections to the rail system on the mainland.

Airport Business Park Access:


The Airport Business Park has three points of entry all from Brackley Point Road. Maple Hills Avenue at the south end of the Centre, the Airport Main Access Road leading to the air terminal building and the north end of Maple Hills Avenue, and Aviation Avenue at the north end of the Centre where Coca-Cola’s distribution facility and BioVectra’s API facility are located.


Distances:


Charlottetown and Confederation Bridge: 56 km 35 mi
Charlottetown and Summerside: 71 km 44 mi
Charlottetown and Wood Islands Ferry: 61 km 39 mi
Charlottetown and Halifax NS (via Wood Islands): 238 km 149 mi
Charlottetown and Halifax NS (via Confederation Bridge): 331 km 207 mi
Charlottetown and Moncton NB: 158 km 98 mi
Charlottetown and Montreal PQ: 1194 km 744 mi
Charlottetown and Toronto ON: 1738 km 1080 mi
Charlottetown and U.S. Border at St. Stephen NB: 417 km 258 mi


Water:


The Charlottetown Port is located on the west bank of the Hillsborough River, and is 6 km (3.7 miles) away from the Airport Business Park. It is administered by the Canadian Coast Guard, Harbours and Port Directorate. Icebreaker support is available in winter. Services include: fresh water, supplies, minor repairs, fuel by truck, stevedoring, port of entry, port manager, sewage disposal. Pilotage is not compulsory but is available. The approach channel is restricted to a depth of 10 metres, with no width restrictions. There are 3 berthage sections measuring (length by depth):
  • 170 m length by 7 to 10 m depth
  • 183 m length by 7 to 10 m depth
  • 72 m length by 10 m depth
There are two heated storage sheds with areas of 1,775 m2 and 2106 m2 , and an open storage area of 6,500 m2. There is a slipway for launching boats up to 45 feet in length. The nearest container port is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Bridge:


The 12.9 km (9 mile) Confederation Bridge joins Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick and is the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world. The Bridge is privately maintained, managed and operated by Strait Crossing Ltd. and it's subsidiary company Strait Crossing Bridge Ltd. Opened on May 31, 1997, the Bridge is 11 m wide and carries two lanes of traffic each 3.75 m wide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The normal travelling speed is 80 km/h and it takes approximately 10 minutes cross the Bridge. Vehicles carrying dangerous goods and special loads are required to report to the Bridge Control Centre to receive crossing information. A round trip Bridge toll is paid on exiting Prince Edward Island.

Services available on the Bridge include, full video surveillance, emergency call boxes, fire extinguishing, emergency alarm system, emergency response system. There is also a free shuttle service for people travelling on foot or by bicycle.

Servicing:


The approximately 4 acres of developed airside lots and 20 acres of developed groundside lots are “shovel-ready.” The Airport Business Centre’s marketable lots are fully serviced with three-phase power, phone and data communication, sewer and water utilities and full commercial development standard 7 m wide paved roadway cross sections with a mix of open ditch and pipe network storm water management infrastructure. Additionally, the developed of the currently 90 acres of unserviced lands can be mutually explored.

Maritime Electric is the power utility for the majority of the Province of Prince Edward Island while the City of Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility manages the municipal services with the City of Charlottetown Public Works Department managing the storm water, road maintenance, and snow removal services.

 
Space Inventory

Currently there are approximately 4 acres of serviced airside land and 20 acres of serviced groundside land with servicing for 4 airside lots and 6 groundside lots. Lot sizes are flexible based on proposed project requirements. Additionally there is a further 90 acres of unserviced green field land to be developed.

Please review the Airport Business Park’s website and lot layout map which provides further information and contact info@airportbusinesspark.ca to discuss potential projects.


Charlottetown Municipal Tax Incentive Program


The City of Charlottetown offers a five year stepped municipal tax incentive program. This program grants a 100% municipal tax holiday on the portion of increased assessment on the lands in year one and subsequently steps this down in 20% increments until year six where there is no longer a holiday.


For more information and space availability contact:


Telephone: 902-566-7997 ext 224

Facsimile: 902-566-7929

Email: info@airportbusinesspark.ca

Website: www.airportbusinessparkpei.com

Mailing Address:
Charlottetown Airport Authority
250 Maple Hills Avenue, Suite 132
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Canada C1C 1N2

Physical Location:
Charlottetown Airport Authority
250 Maple Hills Avenue, Suite 132
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Canada C1C 1N2

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