Former City Council candidate Kathy Corsiglia has sued the city, alleging that it violated its general plan by permitting a developer to put a building on a public right of way.
The building is a 26-unit apartment project to house people displaced by the Century Freeway. Its rear is constructed on a dead-end portion of the 14000 block of Fonthill Avenue, which the city considers a private street and Corsiglia says is public right of way.
Corsiglia alleges that the building, which sticks out into street paving, lowered the value of a house she owns at 14030 Fonthill Ave. by $55,000.
In the suit, she cited the general plan, which identified this portion of Fonthill as a substandard street that the city intended to widen by requiring dedications of frontage strips before development.