Two legal battles dealing with Madison Park — the micro housing and commons building for homeless people — are to be heard in Walla Walla County Superior Court on Monday.

On Aug. 18 an appeal was filed by opponents of Madison Park, a project that includes 14 micro-housing units of about 100 square feet each, a commons building with kitchen and showers, and RV parking spots and tent camping to be constructed at 708 W. Pine St.

The appeal filed by attorney David Grossman — who represents several adjacent neighbors — is an attempt to fight a previous Aug. 1 decision by Hearing Examiner Leland Kerr, who ruled Madison Park could be build but with some restrictions.

A second appeals was filed Aug. 22 by the Northwest Justice Project, representing the Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless, the group that wants to build Madison Park.

The Alliance is seeking to remove restrictions set by Kerr that include limits to tent structures and a four-strikes your out rule that would close Madison Park if it were to get four city code violations within a 12 month period.

Both appeals are scheduled to be heard 1:30 p.m. Monday by Superior Court Judge John Lohrmann in the county Courthouse, 315 W. Main St.

Alfred Diaz can be reached at or 526-8325.