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July 22, 2018
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Court rules for Coates Run
(WOUB) - A proposed Southside Athens apartment complex is in the clear.

The Athens NEWS reports that Common Pleas Judge Michael Ward ruled Friday that the city permit for the Summit at Coates Run is valid.

Athens residents Don and Joyce Lambert had argued the construction should be treated as a Planned Unit Development, which requires city council approval.

But the developer - Edwards Communities - claimed the complex is essentially one big residential building with some small associated outbuildings.

Ward ruled that the project is in full compliance with city codes because it has one continuous roof-line and a continuous foundation.
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