A judge hearing a court challenge to a deal to redevelop Lansdowne Park said yesterday he may delay his decision if there is possibility of compromise or a political solution.
Meanwhile, Mayor Jim Watson said city councillors won’t be talking about Lansdowne Park until the court case is over.
Justice Charles Hackland asked Steven Shrybman, the lawyer for Friends of Lansdowne, the group contesting the deal, whether he would be satisfied if the group’s complaints were addressed by city council.
Shrybman said it’s too late to resolve the group’s objections, saying, “I don’t think you can, in my opinion, unscramble those eggs.”
One of the main problems unearthed in court is a calculation error in the plan that means the
city’s “funding equity” is about $63 million less than the figure presented to council when they
approved the redevelopment last June.