The City Council told developers they could begin planning a new Suite Shots driving range, but “Concerned Citizens for Grand Avenue” is attempting to stop the project through an injunction request. Residents who live near the site of the proposed facility say the project will “adversely affect” them, but the developer says the range will bring more people and dollars to the area.
An injunction has been filed to stop a new golf entertainment venue in West Des Moines, KCCI reported.
The City Council on Monday night gave the green light to developers to start planning Suite Shots.
The group called “Concerned Citizens for Grand Avenue Development” filed the injunction Monday, claiming the city is violating its own zoning restrictions and not allowing the organization to appeal the project, KCCI reported. The group is made up of residents who live near the proposed site and claim the driving range would “adversely affect” them.
Developer Paul Cownie told KCCI that he refutes those claims.
“Everything’s oriented to the east,” Cownie said. “Lights on the building face down on the field, there’s going to be a hotel between Suite Shots and any residents in Glen Oaks. We’ve had an eye on being neighbor-friendly through the entire process.”
Cownie shared with KCCI that the proposed location is the best in the entire state and supporters say it would help bring more people and money to the area.