Fairhope

Daphne-based real estate development company 68V BTR Holdings LLC is suing the city of Fairhope and its planning commission for denying applications to build two multi-occupancy housing complexes and violating the company’s 14th Amendment right to due process.

According to a civil lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama on Thursday, Oct. 27, the company’s development plats — called the Skyline Property and Gables at Lawrence Property — conformed to every requirement laid out in Fairhope’s ordinances and subdivision regulations, but the planning commission still voted against its application “after several citizens objected to the perceived ‘lower-income’ developments.”

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Kyle covers the Eastern Shore, the Baldwin County Commission and Baldwin County Schools. After completing his undergrad in history at Mississippi College in 2021, he earned a master's degree in journalism at The University of Alabama in August 2022. He is thrilled to be closer to the beach now than ever before.

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