Mill Hollow residents oppose land development

Posted at 11:46 PM, Jan 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-29 01:46:17-05

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah -- Residents of a Mill Hollow neighborhood in Cottonwood Heights had their day in court on Tuesday.

The residents filed a suit last September against developers who want to build two high-rise office buildings and a parking garage right next to their homes.

The neighbors have said they aren’t necessarily opposed to developing the land per se, but the developer reportedly signed an agreement in 1999 limiting the size of the buildings to two stories and to ground level parking.

Resident Hamid Omana said he wants these promises honored.

"There's some understandings about this property," he said. "And that's what we're all relying upon, you know, that's why we made one of the largest purchases of our lives, our homes, and those promises were made, and that development that was suggested really affected our decision to purchase our homes in that area."