The BTA’s Michelle Poyourow writes on their blog that the Oregon Court of Appeals has struck down SK Northwest’s latest appeal.
According to Poyourow, SK Northwest’s next move could be to try and get their case heard by the Oregon Supreme Court. But, she writes, “the Supreme Court gets to choose which appeals it hears and which it declines.”
She also writes that SK Northwest could sue the city for civil damages in federal court for money lost by the trail requirement.
“They have a lot of chutzpah,” writes Poyourow, “so while it seems unlikely that the Oregon Supreme Court would hear their appeal, or that they’d be awarded federal damages, they have repeatedly said that they’re taking this “all the way.”
[NOTE: In addition to SK Northwest, the owner of the Portland Spirit and of the parcel in question, Wayne Kingsley, is also fighting this trail. Back in April 2006 Kingsley told me his main objections to the trail were due to the adverse economic impact it would have and specific security issues it would pose.]
Read more on the BTA Blog.