Published: Aug 03, 2010 11:32 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 03, 2010 8:32 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The city of Cape Coral is being sued.

 A notice of intent to sue arrived at city hall Tuesday.

 Developers of San Souci is filing the lawsuit.

 They argue the Cape Coral City Council violated their rights to due process.

 Developers also say councilors were "poisoned" by residents and community associations with an agenda.

 These residents and community associations could also be named as defendants, but as of now they are not.

 San Souci was going to be a high rise condominium complex off of Old Burnt Store Road.

 However residents in the area argued it was going to destroy the environment in nearby Charlotte Preserve.

 They also said San Souci was going to be too big for the neighborhood.

 Developers went back to the draw board and redesigned the parts of the project.

 It went from 31 stories to 14.

 Still, in May councilors voted 6-2 to defeat it.

 Developers want the city to pay for the millions of dollars they lost redesigning the project.