Nunavut developer asks for judicial review of Iqaluit's allocation of RCMP lot

Nunavut developer asks for judicial review of Iqaluit's allocation of RCMP lot

Nunastar Properties Inc. alleges that the City of Iqaluit failed to comply with its land administration bylaws when the city awarded the old RCMP lot to another developer.

In a civil suit filed March 31, the developer claims that city council could not accept TBG Construction Ltd.'s bid to redevelop the area on March 14 because the deadline for the city to accept proposals had already passed.

The call for proposals said the city would make a decision by March 8, but on March 7 it notified the parties it was deferring its decision, according to Nunastar's file with the Nunavut Court of Justice. 

In the originating notice filed with the court, Nunastar alleges that since none of their proposals were accepted before March 8, all three should have to resubmit as their applications were no longer valid. 

As a result, the notice states that the city was required to re-advertise and the three developers who submitted proposals, including Nunastar and TBG, would need to resubmit, per city bylaws.

Nunastar owns several of the surrounding buildings and had expressed interest in the RCMP property previously, as part of its development plan for the Astro Hill area.

The City of Iqaluit has not yet filed a reply in the suit. 

None of these allegations have been proven in court.