The city of Regina has issued another permit to the developers of the Capital Pointe site.
The Capital Pointe project was to be finished in 2012, but it has been one delay after another.
Louise Folk with the city says they are legally obligated to issue the permit if all of the regulations to get one have been met.
“The permit was reviewed and met all requirements,” Folk said. “There was a development permit in place and as long as a development permit is in place, the city needs to accept, review, then re-issue the permit.”
Folk says the developer must now show significant progress over the next six months.
She says the city’s definition is for “significant progress” is seeing active work for the foundation to be put in place.
“We understand and appreciate residents’ frustration on the slow progress of this construction given its high-profile location,” Folk said in a media scrum Monday afternoon. “Development is important to the growth and vitality of the city.”
Capital Pointe is to be a 26 storey condominium and hotel project when completed. It stands at the sight of the old Plains Hotel on the corner of Victoria and Albert.