“The city has made me jump through every possible hoop,” Giordano said. “They watch everything I do on my land, but there have been numerous cases of illegal dumping on my property and they do nothing about that.”
According to city tax records, Giordano bought the property in 2006 for $7,500. But he said he has spent about $150,000 in legal fees and other expenses trying to develop it.
If he prevails, Giordano said he intends live in the home he wants to build. His proposal also includes a second smaller building that Giordano said he would likely use as a garage. He also said he may keep a horse on the property.