A local developer has dropped a lawsuit against Gallatin County that accused the commissioners of incorrectly denying a proposal to build 18 condominiums south of Four Corners.

Eco-Camp, LLC, filed the lawsuit last August after the commissioners rejected its plans to build on the north side of Axtell Anceny Road because they said the development would be too close to the Gallatin River.

In the lawsuit, Eco-Camp asked the District Court to reverse the commissioners’ decision and award unspecified damages. They also requested the court require the commissioners to work with Eco-Camp to modify the proposal so that it would be approved.

Last week, Eco-Camp voluntarily dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning it can’t reopen the case. Eco-Camp’s lawyers, Brian Gallik and Matthew Williams, couldn’t be reached for comment.

In its proposal to the commissioners, Eco-Camp said it planned to build on elevated ground 600 feet from the river’s high-water mark. The commissioners found that the proposed location was unacceptable and asked Eco-Camp to submit a plan for reducing the development’s impact on the river.

Eco-Camp submitted the plan as requested. However, the commissioners weren’t convinced the plan would protect the river and denied the proposal.

“The Commissioners used the watercourse mitigation plan as a pretext to deny an application that otherwise conformed in all respects to applicable law,” the lawsuit said.

Eco-Camp also said the commissioners didn’t provide an opportunity to address their concerns and, if given the chance, Eco-Camp would have been willing to move the condominiums farther from the river, according to court documents.

The county attorney’s office couldn’t be reached for comment.

Perrin Stein can be reached at 406-582-2648 or at pstein@dailychronicle.com. Follow her on Twitter @PerrinStein.

Perrin Stein is the county, state and federal government reporter for the Chronicle.

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