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Sidewalk Real Estate Development is converting a former downtown Dartmouth hotel into a rental micro-apartment building.

Dartmouth Hotel to Become Apartment Building

A local developer is converting a former downtown Dartmouth hotel into an 81-unit rental micro-apartment building.

Sidewalk Real Estate Development has begun to pre-lease the property at 65 Kingstreet. The developer plans to upgrade and expand the seven-storey brutalist building with an eighth floor and ninth-floor common rooftop. Dubbed the Shuffle, the revamped building will include ground-floor retail space.

A micro-apartment building typically comprise suites of less than 400 square feet, according to LP Building Solutions. The units contain fully functioning kitchens and bathrooms.

While some developers might have brought in a wrecking ball, Sidewalk’s webpage on the project says the company “saw opportunity in the bones and unique features of the property.”

The property will feature a six-storey mural.

Sidewalk bases its business on upgrading and reinventing older properties. The company is converting the 56-year-old Centennial building in downtown Halifax into a rental apartment tower.

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Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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