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Jordan District sues Draper over rezoning

Jordan District sues Draper over rezoning

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Tom Callan reportingThe Jordan School District Board of Education filed a lawsuit today against the city of Draper.

The lawsuit is over the validity of the rezoning of three district properties to the city's newly created Public Institutional (PI) zones.

Jordan School Superintendent Barry Newbold says that means only parks, government buildings or a school could be built on the land, nothing commercial or residential. Newbold says that by making 83 acres of district land PI zones, it lowers the value of the property.

Newbold says Draper gets first right of refusal on any real estate deal and doesn't want to have to pay the current value of $30 million.

A spokeswoman for Draper said officials had not seen the lawsuit and could not comment on it today. E-mail:

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