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Event at Frankie's Place a promise for Tracadie's future

Jun 25 2012

GRAND TRACADIE – Islanders gathered on June 25th to witness the kick-off event marking the beginnings of construction of Frankie’s Place in Grand Tracadie.

Frankie’s place will be an eight-unit apartment complex found in the heart of the Grand Tracadie community. The units were specifically designed with seniors in mind, and the fully managed building will remove the burden of maintaining a home for aging seniors.

That sense of security is important for Tim Banks and Carrie MacNabb.

“We are fortunate enough to live in this beautiful area of PEI and we want to give back to the community that has given our family so much,” said Mr. Banks. “This area in particular has a wonderful sense of affiliation and we think that helping aging residents stay in Grand Tracadie will be a relief for families.”

“The land the new build now sits on was owned by the MacNabb family,” Banks said. “Frankie MacNabb, who passed away a few years ago, was the last occupant and had lived the longest on this site so it had become known as Frankie’s Place… something which we would like to see continue.”

MLA Buck Watts, who attended the kick-off event on behalf of the community, shares Mr. Banks’ sentiment.

“This is a welcome addition to Grand Tracadie,” said Mr. Watts. “This investment into the community will pay dividends in local commerce, employment, and new infrastructure. We look forward to seeing this project to completion as it will help strengthen our tax bases and it renews investment in rural PEI.”

Frankie’s Place will be a modern, senior-friendly apartment building located in the heart of Grand Tracadie. Features including a shared common room, two patios, and large living space will make this building very attractive to potential tenants. The country setting, coupled with modern living, makes Frankie’s Place a great option for people wanting to continue living in the community where they were raised.

APM’s Property Manager Heather Joudrie says that units are expected to fill quickly.

“We’ve already had a number of calls,” said Ms. Joudrie. “It looks like these units aren’t going to stay on the market for long. We’re encouraging interested tenants to call as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

The building is expected to be ready for occupancy by October 1st.


For further information contact:
Corinne Verleun, Executive Assistant to the CEO٭ 902.569.8400٭ cverleun@apm.ca

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