The City of Regina filed a Request for Proposal Tuesday afternoon to get a contractor to fill the Capital Pointe hole on the corner of Albert Street and Victoria Avenue.
A pre-submission meeting will be held in the Darlene Hincks Committee Room at City Hall on July 18 to answer questions from prospective proponents.
The City ordered the property owner to fill the hole by April 30. When they failed to comply, the City became authorized under the Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act to do the work instead, adding that cost onto the owner’s property taxes.
“While the appeal of the order is ongoing, the Saskatchewan Building and Accessibility Standards Appeal Board declined to grant the owner a stay of the order. The City, therefore, continues to have legal authority to proceed with the work,” wrote Louise Folk, the city’s director of development services, in an email to 980 CJME.
“The City will not be commenting further on either the request for proposals or the appeal which are part of the ongoing legal process.”
Capital Pointe was a nearly decade-long project that was expected to be a 27-storey condo and hotel building at the site of the old Plains Hotel. It would have featured a five-level underground parkade.
The project has faced seemingly endless delays and has drawn the ire of Regina residents.