Columbia Says Expansion Will Not Require Evictions

Officials at New York's Comubia University have vowed that they would not use eminent domain or evict any tenants as they move forward with their 25-year expansion plan.

"Columbia University officials testified Wednesday that they won't use eminent domain - or evictions - against residential properties or tenants in its $7billion campus expansion."

"But they still left open using the government property-condemnation process against three holdout commercial landowners."

"The 25-year expansion plan requires rezoning of the area by the City Council, which has the final say in the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure. The Council faces a Jan. 15 technical deadline to act."

Full Story: Columbia: No evictions in expansion

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