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Developer sues county after commissioners deny Big Sky workforce housing project

Monday, December 18, 2017  
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Developers are asking a Gallatin County judge to approve a proposed Big Sky workforce housing project that county commissioners denied last month due to concerns over traffic.

In a suit filed in Gallatin County District Court on Wednesday, developers argue that the commission’s denial of the 14-acre Powder Light subdivision was illegal and that the project should be approved, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports. They are also asking to be awarded possible monetary damages.

At a Nov. 14 hearing, the Gallatin County Commission unanimously rejected the project, citing safety concerns due to increased traffic into and out of the development, located of off Highway 64 next to Ace Hardware and Big Sky Vacation Rentals. The commissioners and the developer disagreed over whether or not developers would be required to build a turn lane on the highway, known as Lone Mountain Trail.