Thursday, December 22, 2011
Ind. Decisions - "South Bend appealing judge decision on Family Dollar property"
It appears the legal battle over the former family dollar site in downtown South Bend is not over. The city is appealing a federal judge's ruling.
Earlier this week the Common Council made the final vote for the sale of the property to the Catholic Diocese for the new St. Joseph's High School, after the school won the land at auction.
A lawsuit over the separation of church and state forced the city to put the land up for auction, after initially buying it with plans to transfer it to the catholic school for $1.
City attorney Chuck Leone tells WSBT the city is appealing he court's decision that the sale was unconstitutional. Leone hopes the appeal will clarify how the city can work with religious organizations on economic development projects in the future.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 22, 2011 03:41 PM
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