Annie Cosby Apr. 14, 2014, 6:00pm

A Webb County company is suing for judgment that a building project is not subject to zoning ordinances adopted after the project began.

Premier Tierra Holdings filed a lawsuit April 4 in the Galveston County District Court against Village of Tiki Island, citing a disagreement over a development project. 

According to the complaint, in 2009, a property in the Village of Tiki Island was foreclosed and conveyed to Premier, with the intention of developing into a marina or condominiums.

Premier says in May 2009 the Village began discussing the proposal of zoning ordinances that would directly forbid parts of the marina development, including specifications on building height, parking lots and dry boat storage, and such an ordinance was passed in 2010.

After years of negotiations and attempts to scale back the project to the acceptance of the Village, Premier has failed to find a compromise with Tiki Island.

Premier is seeking judgment that the ordinances passed by Tiki Island don't apply to the project, since they were adopted after a plat for the land was filed.

Galveston County District Court Case No. 14-CV-0410

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Galveston County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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