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Opponents of $16M Fort Pierre project go to court

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Opponents of a proposed $16 million Missouri River development in Fort Pierre are asking a judge to add more issues to a public vote on the project.

The City Council earlier this month accepted some referral petitions and scheduled a July 9 election on a boat storage area approved for the proposed Riverwalk Landing project.

But council members twice rejected petitions on zoning changes and a deferred development fee, saying those council actions were administrative and not subject to a public vote.

Opponents disagree and are asking Judge John Brown to side with them. A hearing is scheduled July 3.

The Riverwalk Landing project would include a marina, restaurant and retail space. Opponents believe the city is giving the project preferential treatment. Supporters believe it will help the entire city.

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