The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld the rezoning of land at the Field of Dreams movie site near Dyersville.
The Dyersville City Council voted to rezone the area that contained the site where the movie was filmed from agricultural to commercial so a developer could build a multi-field baseball and softball complex.
Several community members challenged the rezoning arguing the city council was not impartial and the move was contrary to the city’s comprehensive plan.
The Iowa Supreme Court ruling says the council made the decision to rezone the Field of Dreams site in consideration of the best interests of Dyersville. It says the city council considered the economic impact of increased tourism and investigated any traffic, crime and other issues the rezoning could create, while keeping the overall zoning scheme of the city in mind.
Here’s the ruling: Field of Dreams Ruling PDF