DES MOINES — St. Augustin Catholic Church has dropped its lawsuit against the City of Des Moines and plans to accept proposals from people interested in moving two houses from its property.
St. Augustin attorney Bill Lillis said that representatives of the church will outline for the City Council their time frame for accepting proposals to have the houses moved.
The lawsuit against the city was dismissed Thursday. It was filed in Polk County District Court on June 3 and asked that the city be required to immediately issue demolition permits for houses on the city's west side.
Some neighbors have questioned how the properties will be used, because the North of Grand neighborhood has been designated by the National Register of Historic Places.
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