CHICAGO – Kansas City, Mo. officials hope to quickly resolve a lawsuit filed by several business owners challenging the legality of the funding mechanism for the city’s proposed $102 million, two-mile downtown streetcar project, with their lawyer warning that delays in planned borrowing could drive up the costs.

The complaint filed by KCAF Investors LLC in Jackson County Circuit Court against the Kansas City Downtown Streetcar Transportation Development District seeks a declaratory judgment voiding a special parking and property tax assessment and a 1% sales tax.

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