State High Court allows Sioux Falls to demolish mansion that was never completed
Unfinished home in south Sioux Falls has been a source of complaints for years
A building project that was supposed to result in a multi-million dollar mansion in Sioux Falls should be demolished after it went unfinished for nearly a decade, the South Dakota Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
The 8,000-square-foot structure at 6800 S. Westfield Trail owned by Vitaliy and Nataliya Strizheus has been the subject of years of litigation after the city of Sioux Falls first ordered its demolition in 2016. The city granted extensions to give the couple more time to finish construction, but after that failed to happen, the city got a court order allowing the home to be razed.
The Supreme Court opinion, written by Chief Justice Steven Jensen, affirmed the lower court decision granting the city summary judgment to demolish the home. The Strizheuses failed to present facts that should have allowed their case to go to trial, Jensen wrote.
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