"Mayor Hawa and her team are wasting public funds. We are convinced that our cause is well-founded and solid" - DISAB
SAINTE-ANNE-DE-BELLEVUE, QC, Oct. 23, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Développement Immobilier Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (DISAB) is responding to steps taken by lawyers for Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue aimed at demonstrating that DISAB's lawsuit is unfounded in law. With case law strongly in its favour, the developer is more determined than ever to pursue its legal case.
"Mayor Hawa and her team are wasting public money. We are convinced that our case is well-founded and solid," said Sylvain Ménard, Raymond Allard and Jean Houde of DISAB. "We are arguing that the construction area and density imposed in bad faith by the municipality's new zoning by-law is in fact a disguised expropriation without compensation."
DISAB invites Mayor Hawa and her lawyers to take note of the Superior Court decision which fined the municipality of Saint-Colomban $4,008,900 for having expropriated a real estate developer in a disguised manner. "There are many similarities between the Saint-Colomban case and our case. The disguised expropriation was also the result of the adoption of a zoning by-law aimed at preventing the developer from using his property," added the three founders of DISAB.
In early July, DISAB filed a lawsuit totalling more than $35 million in Superior Court against the municipal administration of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue following the adoption of the special planning project (PPU) for the development of the northern sector of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.
About Développement Immobilier Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
Développement Immobilier Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue (DISAB) is comprised of Les Habitations Sylvain Ménard Inc., Les Habitations Raymond Allard Inc., and Construction Jean-Houde Inc. These companies have accumulated more than 50 years of experience as general contractors and their mission is to successfully carry out medium-sized and high-end construction projects in the residential sector. DISAB has also received numerous awards demonstrating the quality of its projects. In 2012, DISAB acquired land in the northern sector of Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue from Investissement Québec at a cost of more than $9 million and has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in the project since then.
SOURCE Développement Immobilier Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
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