New Lawsuit Aims To Again Stop TopGolf Construction

By Stan Bush

THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – In June, dozens of Thornton residents thought they had beaten the city to replace an actual golf course with a stadium-style driving range, only to learn that the development may happen anyway.

A judge ruled the city had improperly zoned a portion of the Thorncreek golf course for the development, siding with a neighbor who filed a lawsuit. In September, the city council unanimously approved a rezoning of the parcel, re-clearing the way for the development again.

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The same neighbor is now suing again – this time asking a judge to force the city to respect the neighborhood’s wishes.

“Now you tell me they’re considering top golf again. That makes me upset,” Delia Garcia, who lives a block away, says. “They’re not listening to their citizens.”

“Our neighborhood is being attacked by other neighborhood who are enthusiastic about it,” says Charlie Garcia.

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Neighbors are upset about a proposed TopGolf that could disrupt their neighborhood peace. (credit: CBS)

The city could not comment, citing the pending litigation, but a spokesman says the lawsuit is being reviewed.

Stan Bush is a general assignment reporter at CBS4. His stories can be seen on CBS4 News at 10. Read his bio and follow him on Twitter @StanBushTV.

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