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Case No. 23-0142

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Baltimore v. Dallas County


Shad Baltimore, Plaintiff-Appellant

Dallas County and Alternate Route Properties, LLC, Defendants-Appellees

Attorneys for Appellant

Billy J. Mallory

Trevor A. Jordison

Attorneys for Appellee Dallas County

Hugh Cain (until withdrawal)

Brent L. Hinders

Eric M. Updegraff

Attorneys for Appellee Alternate Route Properties, LLC

Kristina Stanger

Logan Eliasen

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 07, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dallas County, Terry Rickers, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Schumacher, P.J., and Ahlers and Langholz, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, P.J.  (11 pages)

            Shad Baltimore appeals the district court decision finding the Dallas County Board of Supervisors (Board) did not act illegally by rezoning a portion of the property owned by Alternate Route Properties, LLC from agricultural to light industrial.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the Board was not required to amend the Dallas County Comprehensive Plan, the Board’s decision was consistent with the comprehensive plan, the Board did not engage in illegal spot zoning, and the Board acted reasonably.  We affirm the district court.

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