|The St. Anthony Falls Commercial Club building which later became the Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel.|
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Update on Our Legal Case
Last week the district court issued an order dismissing Neighbors for East Bank Livability’s claims challenging that the city’s grant of a conditional use permit (CUP) and variance for the Alatus project at 200 Central Ave SE were arbitrary and capricious. It’s a disappointing order, but the NEBL board is determined to proceed with an appeal.
The district court judge’s order was not completely unexpected, and nothing in the order changes our arguments. While we understand that the city has broad discretion in how it chooses to implement its planning and development policies, we believe and will continue to argue that that discretion is not unlimited. It’s important to note that had the ruling gone the other way, there’s no doubt that the defendants would have appealed. So again, it’s not surprising that the case continues.