Back to drawing board for Family Dollar

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:48 PM.

That definition is sure to be an issue in P & Z’s upcoming revisit to the matter. Hughes admitted in his filing the city’s land development code does not include “published criteria” as to what constitutes a retail specialty store. But, he argued, rather than articulating the evidence that it relied on to makes its decision, P & Z relied on “improper, irrelevant, immaterial and inadmissible” comments of the public.

The lawyer has argued that P & Z’s unanimous vote in April 2012 to confirm that “the operation is consistent within the C-3 zoning district” led Woodward to spend about $302,000 on the project, including about $245,000 for the land, $24,000 for civil design work, $9,300 for legal fees, $9,000 for architectural work, $8,500 for surveying work, and $6,000 for environmental work.

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