Owners say city’s plan to acquire their land for an airport expansion would derail their business plans and threaten their livelihood
Tuesday, May 29, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT;
updated 6:00 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 18, 2008
The walls of Zach and Jane Rippeto’s business are covered with large blueprints of plans to grow their enterprise on a 10-acre tract in southern Boone County. The plans illustrate the potential for more than a dozen buildings of 7,000 to 10,000 square feet each on the land. The property now has only a single house, which the Rippetos use as an office, and a garage.
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