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Neighbors file suit over building

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The tall building has two levels. The tall building has two levels.
Larry Wilder Larry Wilder

CLARKSVILLE, IN (WAVE) - A building in Clarksville is the center of a debate and now a lawsuit. Neighbors claim it's a large pole barn with garage and living space, which they say is not allowed in the rules of the sub-division.

The Altra sub-division dates back to 1956 and a lot of rules were set up back then.

A little more than two-dozen neighbors here have joined a suit against the builder of the structure, but none of them wanted to comment on it.

Their attorney, Larry Wilder, explained the issues, "These covenants say there can be no home in that subdivision of more than one and a half stories."

The tall building has two levels. Another complaint neighbors have is that there can only be a two-car garage, but this building has more than that.

Residents want a judge to step in and order the construction stopped and ultimately have it torn down.

The original home that set here burnt down and the sale of the land is another issue.

"Another part of the covenants that were not followed are the fact that the sale of that lot had to be offered to the neighbors to the other side," Wilder said.

The owner of the building said he couldn't comment because of the pending litigation, but said  he has done nothing wrong.

The case goes before a judge April 10. 

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