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Concerns about potential threats to water quality, quality of island life, and natural areas designated as "open space" on Great Diamond Island have prompted conservation and sustainable-development organizations to ask the City of Portland, ME, to uphold the agreements that allowed the original development of Diamond Cove to move forward nearly 20 years ago.
By ELBERT AULL They packed public meetings, lobbied officials and had advocacy groups write letters on their behalf. Now, a group that is trying to thwart a hotel and condominium development on Great Diamond Island is headed to court.
The newly formed The Friends of Great Diamond Island (The Friends) has filed suit against the Diamond Cove Homeowners Association (DCHA) and The Inn At Diamond Cove, LLC to invalidate the controversial vote for a commercial hotel in the Great Diamond Island Fort McKinley Historic District, and to seek enforcement of Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Orders on the island.
- In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
- In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.