The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed a district court order granting mandamus relief to Jordan Real Estate Services, Inc. which compelled the City of Gaylord to approve a final plat for Jordan’s subdivision. The appellate court held mandamus is not an available remedy because Jordan did not comply with the City’s subdivision and zoning ordinances. Therefore, under Minn. Stat. § 462.358, subd. 3b, the City was not obligated to approve the final plat. This decision shows a preliminary plat is not the only point at which a City can stop the development process due to noncompliance concerns. Jason J. Kuboushek of Iverson Reuvers represented the City of Gaylord.