A decision has been reached by the Saskatchewan Building and Accessibility Standards Appeal Board when it comes to the future of the Capital Pointe site in downtown Regina at the corner of Victoria Avenue and Albert Street
The board has put the ball back in the court of Westgate Properties—owner of the site with one of three options having to be selected.
They can either build the hotel and condos as they said they would, to be completed by March 2022.
The second option is to put up permanent shoring to maintain the structural integrity of the site, which was the City of Regina’s main argument, saying it was unsafe. This would be completed by February of 2020.
The third option would be to fill the hole itself, which would be completed by April of 2019.
WestGate Properties has until September 30th to make their decision.
Early on Friday afternoon, the city of Regina released a statement, saying they’re no longer in the legal position to backfill the excavation and will withdraw the request for proposals.
The Capital Pointe project was first announced in 2009. The hotel and condo project was to have been completed in 2012, but numerous delays and inactivity at the site has turned the area into an eyesore.
Over $14 million has been put into the project by the developers.
You can view the full report here: Westgate vs Regina SBASAB Decision – August 23 2018