Centerville landowner sues Washington Twp.

Washington Twp. is being sued by the owner of Centerville property over the inability to develop its land bordering the township.

Yankee Trace Woods LLC is seeking more than $75,000 and asking the court to grant an access road from the township to the 13.8-acre parcel located on Paragon Road in the city, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

The Atlanta-based company claims Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment violations by the township involving a plan initially proposed to build a 27-home Yankee Trace expansion, according to the suit filed in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

The company outlines three counts each seeking in excess of $25,000 “plus pre- and post-judgment interest calculated at the maximum rate permitted by law, attorney’s fees, cost of the suit, and such other relief to which Yankee may be entitled in law or equity.”

Centerville City Council unanimously approved the plan for The Grove at Yankee Trace in July 2014. A city official later said he expected construction for the new homes, estimated to cost between $300,000 and $500,000, to begin sometime in 2015.

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