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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.

The location of the proposed $40 million warehouse development.