The Kansas Supreme Court heard arguments Monday morning in a local case with statewide implications for historic preservation.
Topeka attorney Pedro Irigonegaray, arguing for the neighborhood group Friends of Bethany Place, told the court that the Topeka City Council made an “arbitrary and capricious” decision when it voted 9-0 to allow an Episcopal church to clear the trees from the historic grounds nearby and build a 43-spot parking lot.
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