Legal counsel for the city of Regina and the developers of the Capital Pointe project, Westgate Properties, met at a downtown hotel Tuesday for day one of their appeal hearing.
The need for the appeal process arose following the city’s issuing of an order to the developers back in April to fill the hole at the corner of Albert Street and Victoria Avenue. The appeal process will last three days and will be heard by the Saskatchewan Building and Accessibility Standards Board.
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The city argues temporary shoring for excavations, which was built by Westgate, was meant to just last the winter and since the end of March, has become unsafe.
That was disputed by a member of Westgate’s lawyers, Neil Abbott.
It was also disputed by the expert witness they called upon, an engineer by the name of Kai-Sing Hui. Some of his credentials include being an engineer of record on the Regina Bypass project.
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Hui said the temporary shoring at the site is safe until December 8th, provided monitoring of it continues.