Neighbors file suit to stop West Des Moines Suite Shots development

Neighbors opposed to an indoor driving range and restaurant known as Suite Shots have filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction to halt the project.

The 15-member group Concerned Citizens for Grand Avenue Development (CCGAD) claim West Des Moines is violating its own zoning restrictions, not following its procedure properly and not allowing the group to appeal the project.

The lawsuit was filed in Polk County on Monday, the day the West Des Moines City Council was expected to vote on rezoning and a planned unit development for the 26-acre site, located south of Grand Avenue and just west of Interstate 35.

Suite Shots would anchor the site, along with a hotel, four office buildings, and quick-service and sit-down restaurants. The 50,000-square-foot facility would have three floors of climate-controlled bays from which golfers can hit into a 250-yard driving range. It would be serviced by a restaurant and bar, similar to the popular Topgolf line of driving ranges.

“The members of CCGAD reside in close proximity to the planned Suite Shots location and own property of which their enjoyment will be adversely affected by the driving range…,” the lawsuit says.

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