As Danville Mayor John Bowling pushes for sewerage to the south side of the Danville bypass for development, a lawsuit against the city, filed because it blocked development there, pushes closer to trial.
In May, Mike Montgomery filed a lawsuit in Boyle Circuit Court that appeals the City Commission and Danville-Boyle Planning and Zoning Commission's decision not to change the zoning of Montgomery's land from agriculture to highway commercial.
Montgomery wanted to build a planned community with shops, offices and homes. To begin, he wanted to rezone 73 acres to build a shopping center.
Montgomery's attorney, Rena Wiseman, has until Friday to file a brief about his case. P&Z and the city have until Dec. 1 to file a brief. Wiseman has until Dec. 16 to file a reply. Then the court will set a trial date.