Southport Landing is a subdivision on the Stratford waterfront. Facing west, the water front property overlooks the Hillsborough River, across to Charlottetown’s downtown.
The Charlottetown Area Development Corporation purchased the 7.1 acre parcel of land in 2008 and constructed the road way and underground services. The development of the Southport Landing subdivision is an excellent example of a multi-group approach where three entities have brought their interests and abilities together to create a vision that works for all parties.
The Town of Stratford contributed to infrastructure upgrades that create a village setting, with such amenities as wider sidewalks and historic theme lighting. Approximately 10% of the land has been set aside for public green space which borders the entire waterfront of the parcel. The development plan follows very closely the vision that was set out by a plan the Town had commissioned and developed as part of their core area development. The zoning on the lots will see 75% of the property developed into higher density residential use such as condos, apartments and townhouses, with the remaining 25% becoming mixed-use commercial.