When Does a Failing Mall Become "Blighted"?

In Westminster, Colorado, the city's economic development department is attempting to have the Westminster Mall blighted and thus up for seizing through eminent domain.

Elaine Misonzhnik writes, "The mall owner, Westminster Mall Co., thinks the blight designation stems from the fact that the municipality is dissatisfied with the decline in tax revenue generated by the mall. The owner has filed a lawsuit to stop the process. The court's decision in the case might help determine just how flexible cities' eminent domain rights are."

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