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Judge sides with Cedar Rapids in lawsuit challenging Cargill’s rail yard plans


Cedar Rapids Gazette: Contentious plans for Cargill, a major Cedar Rapids employer, to build a $6.5 million rail yard in the Rompot neighborhood remain in limbo. A judge ruled in one lawsuit filed against the city that the City Council’s vote to change the future land use map was “supported by evidence.” A related case remains in litigation. District Judge Mary Chicchelly ruled Friday in favor of the city and Cargill, but in her ruling said the court “will not substitute its judgment as to the wisdom or propriety of Defendant’s action when the reasonableness of the (future land use map) is fairly debatable,” as shown by discussion surrounding the plaintiffs’ contention.

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