A lawsuit was filed today against the City of Rockford by the developer of the controversial New Towne affordable housing complex.

The Rockford Register Star is reporting that lawyers for developer Gorman & Company and Bridge Rockford Alliance filed a civil complaint in today against the city and the Winnebago County recorder of deeds.

The complaint claims the city illegally delayed approving the plat — or map and plan for land to be developed — for 6 acres of land on South New Towne Drive, which Bridge Rockford owns and on which Gorman plans to build 49 units of affordable housing. Most of the units will serve as replacement housing for residents of Fairgrounds Valley, a 210-unit Rockford Housing Authority complex. Bridge Rockford is a nonprofit extension of RHA that is partnering with Gorman to build the New Towne development.

 

The developers are looking to build 49 units of affordable housing on six acres of land on South New Towne Drive. You can read the full complaint here.

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