A developer can now continue to go ahead with servicing a site where a new P3 school in Regina is being built.
The city says it’s satisfied the Rosewood Park Alliance Church has met the conditions administration set out recently.
The church is developing the area in the northwest, but ran into some trouble when the city served notice saying the church was in default of the service agreement.
The city’s executive director of planning and development, Diana Hawryluk, explained how the church was given until this past Friday to reach the conditions, which included submission of a detailed construction schedule and a financial plan, among other things.
“Because it is a priority of the city, to have a school in the northwest, and I think that’s really what’s important is that we work together but we also protect the taxpayers, and that’s what we feel we’ve done,” she said Monday.
Had the conditions not been met, the city would have stepped in and the subsequent tenders for the work to be completed could have resulted in an extra $1.5 million for taxpayers. However, Hawryluk said she was confident those unexpected costs could have been recouped.
The church was able to find a partner in development in Westridge Construction.
Moving forward, Hawryluk said they’ll be meeting with the developer on a regular basis which will allow them to monitor how construction is progressing.