Missouri River residential development challenged in court
Lawsuit hinges on technicality of which board should have heard appeal
A group of Clay County residents is going to court to block a housing development along the Missouri River that was approved this summer by the Clay County Planning Commission.
The 11 residents are asking a federal judge to stop the development, arguing that the process of granting a conditional use permit for the 18 residences violated federal law.
The lawsuit describes the Clay County plaintiffs as a group that has been using the river for decades, including for kayaking, canoeing and camping on Toad Island, which is across from the proposed development.