Two former Minneapolis City Council members and a former mayoral candidate have dropped their lawsuit over the Downtown East project near the new Vikings stadium.
The $400 million development is expected to include two office towers, parking for the stadium, housing and a public park.
It's illegal for the city to help finance the purchase of land for parks because that's the domain of the park board, said Paul Ostrow, a former council president.
But Ostrow said he's dropping the lawsuit because a judge ordered him to post a $10 million bond to keep the litigation going.
"We feel that applying this kind of obligation so broadly has a chilling effect on the rights of individuals to challenge the actions of public bodies. And I think it's something the legislature should look at. And I think it's a very significant public policy issue," he said.
He's urging the city council to revisit the project.
A different lawsuit from former mayoral candidate Doug Mann has delayed the stadium's bond sale.
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