PLEASANT HILL, Iowa – Lawsuits over a proposed warehouse development continue even as the project is dead.
The Des Moines Register reports that the multi-million dollar project has been dead for months.
InSite Real Estate LLC, has backed out of the project that would have built the 800,000-square-foot distribution center near the high school.
City officials said InSite has not told the city why it pulled the plug on the project.
A group of citizens in the Southeast Polk area opposed to a $40 million warehouse development, because they were worried about increased truck traffic around the school. The project was to be built about a half mile west of Southeast Polk High School
The news of the warehouse being scrapped may be a victory for the group, they lost one battle this week. On Wednesday, the Iowa Court of Appeals issued a ruling in favor of Pleasant Hill, affirming a lower court ruling that the city acted legally when it extended the life of an urban renewal district. The group said they will consider appealing to the Iowa Supreme Court.