- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The owner of a gravel mine in Utah County has filed a lawsuit to stop a Saratoga Springs housing development deal that city officials sought to keep a new state prison from being built nearby.

Mine owner John D. Hadfield says the housing deal would put homes within 2,000 feet of his mine’s operation.

The 480-acre plot of land is owned by Western States Ventures, a group of investors that includes Josh Romney, a Utah resident and son of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Western States Ventures’ attorney Bruce Baird told The Salt Lake Tribune (https://bit.ly/1cj4viX) that Hadfield is overreaching and the claims are without merit.

The land was originally spotted as a possible location for a new state prison but last year, Saratoga Springs signed a quick deal to instead begin a housing project there.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com


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