2009 – 2019: Here’s a look back at 10 years of Capital Pointe 'development'
Published Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:23PM CST
Work officially began to backfill the Capital Pointe hole on Tuesday.
From August 2009 to June 2019, here’s the “hole” story on the past 10 years.
August 2009: The Capital Pointe project is officially announced. The condo and hotel unit is supposed to be 26 storeys — the tallest building in Saskatchewan.
December 2011: The Plains Hotel, which stood at the corner of Victoria Avenue and Albert Street, is torn down to make way for Capital Pointe.
April 2014: The expected completion date for Capital Pointe is delayed for another year.
October 2015: Excavation begins on the Capital Pointe hole.
March 2018: The City of Regina orders the developer of the site, Westgate Properties Ltd., to fill the hole.
April 2018: Westgate files an appeal against the backfill order. The appeal board denies Westgate’s request.
February 2019: The Saskatchewan Building and Accessibility Standards Appeal Board orders Westgate to backfill the Capital Pointe hole.
April 2019: The City closes applications for contractors to fill the hole.
April 2019: The excavation at the corner of Albert Street and Victoria Avenue is listed for sale by Cushman and Wakefield Regina for $8.5 million.
May 2019: City council awards the contract to backfill the site to CBS Contracting Inc.
June 2019: Work begins to backfill the site. The city projects work will be complete by October 2019.