Madison business sues to block sale of proposed homeless shelter site
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A business on Madison’s east side is suing the company who owns a building city officials have proposed to be a homeless shelter.
The Madison Common Council approved spending more than $2.6 million Tuesday to buy the vacant Saver’s building on Zeier Road.
Attorneys on behalf of Moving to the Music, a dance studio across the street, say the use of the space as a shelter violates covenants established in 1986.
According to a complaint, the Zeier family agreed to sell their farmland to the City on the basis that the development in that area would be devoted to retail and commercial purposes.
Those restrictions were originally set to run until July of 2015, but were renewed for another 10 years.
Copyright 2021 WMTV. All rights reserved.