High-rise opponents could seek stay

High-rise opponents could seek stay: "10/25/2007 5:00:00 AM Email this article • Print this article High-rise opponents could seek stay By ANDREW UJIFUSA Assistant Managing Editor It may cost the residents appealing the Renaissance high rise decision $75 million to stop actual construction from proceeding on the 13-story building. Those in opposition to the building, which was approved by the city of Ridgeland on Oct. 11, filed an appeal last Friday in Madison County Circuit Court. These appellants can also request that a judge issue a 'stay order' to stop construction work at the building's proposed location on Steed Road near Interstate 55 southbound. Such an order, however, would require the appellants in the case to post a bond, which could be set at 125 percent of the project's cost, estimated at $60 million. Dinsmor resident Lawson Hester, a member of Zoning Ordinances Need Enforcement (Z.O.N.E.) and an attorney who has been working with residents appealing the city's decision, said that a $75 million bond would be impractical. But he also said that it is up to the court to decide if such a large bond would be imposed on residents who are party to the appeal. 'There's no proof in the record of the value of this building for the purpose of appeal,' Hester said. 'The amount of any b"

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