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Case No. 18-0714

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Sycamore, L.L.C. and Lake Calvin Properties, L.L.C.
v.
City Council of Iowa City

Appellant

Sycamore, L.L.C. and Lake Calvin Properties, L.L.C.

Appellee

City Council of Iowa City

Attorneys for Appellant

Adam S. Tarr

Attorneys for Appellee

Elizabeth J. Craig (until withdrawal) and Sara Greenwood Hektoen

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0714
Date Published:
Aug 07, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Kevin McKeever, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Doyle and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (10 pages)

            Sycamore, L.L.C. and Lake Calvin Properties, L.L.C. appeal the district court’s ruling annulling their writ of certiorari challenging the City Council of Iowa City’s denial of their application to rezone 42.01 acres of property.  On appeal, the landowners maintain the district court erred in concluding (1) the City Council did not incorrectly apply the law in denying their application for rezoning and (2) the Council’s decision is supported by substantial evidence in the record.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the Council did not incorrectly apply the law and substantial evidence supports its decision to deny the landowners’ application for rezoning, we affirm the district court’s annulling of the landowners’ writ of certiorari. 

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