The new administration in Laval has taken a closer look at plans for the Place Bell amphitheatre and says the price tag will be one third higher than projected because some key details were overlooked by former mayor Gilles Vaillancourt, including sufficient parking.
Adding parking spaces to the venue will push up the project cost by $20-million.
There will also be an additional cost to add more commercial space to the building.
The price-tag for the amphitheatre project is now $200-million, up from the initial projection of $152-million.
Mayor Marc Demers says as a result, the city will be asking Quebec for an additional contribution of $15-million, the goal being parity with provincial funding of similar arena projects in Quebec City and Trois Rivieres.