Couple asks federal judge to stop Sioux Falls from razing $2.75M mansion
Ukrainian couple say demolishing home would be an unjust taking under U.S. Constitution
The owners of a $2.75 million mansion in Sioux Falls are asking a federal judge to stop the city of Sioux Falls from razing the structure.
The home at 6800 S. Westfield Trail is slated for demolition at the end of the month.
But Vitaliy and Nataliya Strizheus, the husband and wife who own the home, are accusing the city of making an “unjust taking” in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
“Demolition of the Plaintiffs’ $2.75 million home would be an unconstitutional excessive fine and both a physical and regulatory taking without compensation for violation of what is essentially a ‘nuisance’ ordinance,” the lawsuit says. The couple filed their complaint Friday evening in federal district court.
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