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Developers appeal CdA's rejection of golf course, gated community

COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A Las Vegas development firm that wants to build a gated community and golf course on Lake Coeur d'Alene is appealing the denial of the project to the Idaho Supreme Court.

An attorney for Kirk-Hughes Development told justices Tuesday that the Kootenai County commissioners' repeated denial of Chateau de Loire was the result of arbitrary decision making and put public opinion ahead of zoning rules.

Attorney Robert Freilich argued that there had been many unreasonable decisions throughout the consideration of Chateau de Loire, which was first proposed in 2005.

The proposed development was to include fewer than 500 residential units on 500 acres, along with retail space, a golf course, fish ponds, amphitheater, athletic center, fire station and trails.

Commissioners argued that the development didn't fit with the area's rural nature.

 

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