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Apr 11, 2007

Map Error Allows Beauty Shop in Middle of Residential Street

The City of Collinsville, Illinois is being threatened by lawsuits after discovering an error in their zoning map.

More from the Belleville News-Democrat:

...the developer sought zoning information about 102 Gaylord Drive before buying it, and was told that it was commercial. The developer later was issued a building permit.

The problem: The zoning map was in error, and the building was in a residential zone.

Now the residents of Gaylord Drive are asking the City Council to stop the construction of a beauty salon in the middle of their residential street.

The would-be salon owner is threatening to sue if construction is not allowed to proceed. The neighbors are threatening to sue if construction isn't halted permanently.

I predict that the ultimate winners will be......The Lawyers.