The mayor of Saint-Denis has signed the construction permit for Luc Besson's Cinema City project, it was announced Friday. Didier Paillard, mayor of the Parisian suburb, gave the go-ahead for the long-gestating project which will see soundstages, workshops, offices and other amenities built on a 65,000 square metre site.In a press release, the town hall of Saint-Denis noted, "The signature of the construction permit is an important step in the advancement of this dossier. On this occasion, the town of Saint-Denis reaffirms its total commitment to the completion of this project."The Cinema City studio complex was given its first green light in 2004 but has lingered in development for some time. The total cost of the project is believed to be around Euros 130mn and will bring a much needed economic boost to the rather depressed suburb. In May 2005, producer/businessman Tarak Ben Ammar also committed to move his post-production facilities to the site.Construction will take from 18 months to two years and Besson is expected to present the project to the town's inhabitants sometime in 2007