Building codes

This Land Is My Land


Louis Cherry got a building permit and all the government approvals necessary to build a new home last year. He thought he'd be able to move in by May of this year. But the house is only 85 percent complete, and Cherry has no idea when or if he'll be able to complete it and move in. His neighbor across the street, Gail Wiesner, says the house's design is too modern and she has convinced local officials to reverse Cherry's building permit, and now Cherry is fighting to reverse that reversal in court.