Just before Christmas, a Hennepin County judge denied a request for a temporary restraining order against the $400 million “Downtown East” development near the future Minnesota Vikings stadium in Minneapolis. The challenge had been brought by two former mayoral candidates and a former City Council president. The suit questioned the way the project is being financed, and whether the city council has the right to establish a park as part of the development.
While the judge denied their call for a restraining order, the plaintiffs hope their action will lead to more transparency as the Downtown East project moves forward.
One of the plaintiffs in the case was former city council president Paul Ostrow. He talked about the decision with KFAI’s Ron Thums.