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Lawsuit Filed Over Green Hills High Rise

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by Chris Conte

GREEN HILLS, Tenn. - Some residents in the Green Hills area filed a lawsuit in Chancery court on Monday claiming the city didn't go through the proper steps and procedures when they approved a massive high rise for the area back in September.

"When the counsel approved the Green Hills Urban Development Overlay 12 years ago not one of them envisioned that would allow for the approval of a 22-story in the heart of Green Hills," explained attorney Peter Curry who filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Green Hills neighborhood association.

"It should've been considered at a meeting of the planning commission at which the public could be heard and questions could be asked," he added.

Late last week, developers for the site announced they were dropping the building down to 16 stories, but residents who live nearby still aren't satisfied.

"People are leaving this area, people are saying ‘ I can't shop in Green Hills anymore' and just bypass it,"' resident Lisa Zhetto said about the traffic in the area.

Metro Council has 60 days to give the Chancery Court minutes surrounding the approval of the plan at which point a Chancery judge will decide the matter.


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