Douglas Aircraft Co. has settled a lawsuit filed by Lakewood Country Club homeowners in June in an attempt to block construction of a 77-foot-high industrial building across the street from their luxury homes.
The suit, filed after the City Council approved construction of the building, was withdrawn recently after Douglas agreed to provide extensive landscaping or alter homes and walls if necessary to block the building from the view of homeowners.
Twenty-six homes on Lakewood Drive and Ann Arbor and Annapolis roads are covered by the settlement, homeowner attorney Charles Greenberg said.
"This is a very extensive and expensive effort," Greenberg said. Neither he nor Douglas estimated its cost.
"Douglas was not willing to do anything that might be construed as going beyond an effort to mitigate the visual impact of the building. . . . like paying money," Greenberg said.