Mention Of Eminent Domain Disrupts Planning Process
A long-neglected neighborhood in Albany NY is finally getting some attention from the city. But some residents are fuming at the mere suggestion that their homes might be condemned--and given to a private developer. "To get parcels large enough for a catalyst mixed-used commercial project on the south end of New Scotland or for the student housing, a large number of individual lots will need to be assembledwhich has raised the specter of eminent domain. Drawings of shiny blocks of all-new housing have made residents suspicious that eminent domain may be used elsewhere as well, if there is one 'holdout' in an otherwise troubled block."
Thanks to Miriam Axel-Lute