Columbia Says Expansion Will Not Require Evictions

<p>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.</p>
December 14, 2007, 5am PST | Nate Berg
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"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."

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Published on Thursday, December 13, 2007 in The Daily News
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