COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Coeur d'Alene residents who live downtown next to the site of a proposed 14-story luxury apartment building are suing the city to stop the development.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by a group of Coeur d'Alene North Condominium residents called Coeur d'Alene North Home Owners View Preservation.
The suit claims the $20 million project would harm existing residents' private property rights - rights they allege the city was obligated to protect.
Greg Hills, the Colorado-based developer spearheading the project, has told The Coeur d'Alene Press (http://bit.ly/YfotNT ) the company was prepared to face litigation.
Deputy city attorney Warren Wilson has previously said the city should not interfere with a private property owner's legal development.
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