As much as they want to do something, the city of Regina just can’t.
The Capital Pointe condo project, a 27 storey highrise scheduled to be completed in 2012, remains virtually undeveloped.
At city council Monday, a memorandum was distributed, dictating the city has no way of enforcing a timeline or construction schedule whatsoever.
Mayor Michael Fougere says he accepts the land owners right to develop the property as they see fit, the lack of progress and delays is frustrating to those in and out of City Hall.
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“It’s an eyesore,” stated Fougere. “It’s been seven or eight years since we’ve seen some substantial development and the tools we have are not as strong as they could be.”
“If they are not moving forward, that (building) permit will expire and they will have to apply again.”
Fougere is not the only member of the city concerned about the site.
“The inquiries indicated that the next date is mid-March, March 15th,” said Councillor Bob Hawkins. “I’m expecting to see at that time a plan the city has to deal with the situation.”
Should there not be any significant development at the site by March 15th, something Hawkins is doubtful of, he says the city will be forced to make some difficult decisions.