Eminent Domain

April 18, 2019, 8am PDT
Critics are pointing to a discrepancy between the plan and the reality in terms of how much private property must be acquired through eminent domain to make the state of Missouri's Hyperloop dreams come true.
The Kansas City Star
January 17, 2019, 8am PST
Property acquisition in Texas won't come easy.
The Washington Post
November 26, 2018, 11am PST
Delays in acquiring properties are costing the project significant amounts of time and money.
Los Angeles Times
October 30, 2018, 9am PDT
A proposal for high-speed rail from Houston to Dallas is highlighting the state’s social and political divisions.
Curbed
March 26, 2018, 1pm PDT
Clear communication and a fair trade let Euclid, Ohio begin to rethink its lakefront--and its future.
NextCity
February 9, 2018, 6am PST
The borough of Emerson, New Jersey is testing the limits of eminent domain.
NorthJersey
October 27, 2017, 8am PDT
Several communities across Massachusetts are looking to take private property to build new schools.
Boston Globe
August 18, 2017, 10am PDT
The city of Houston and Texas Central Partners signed an MOU this week that details how some of the work on the high-speed rail project will proceed.
Houston Chronicle
August 9, 2017, 12pm PDT
A piece in The Nation argues a Denver highway plan will further shrink the black community in that city through the use of eminent domain.
The Nation
July 21, 2017, 8am PDT
Developers had plans for the largest undeveloped waterfront property north of Hoboken in the state of New Jersey. The borough of Edgewater has other plans.
NorthJersey
July 16, 2017, 9am PDT
Call it a reverse Chinatown.
Los Angeles Times
April 29, 2017, 5am PDT
A tent city occupation in Atlanta is among several recent actions in cities around the country. Residents fearing displacement at the hands of publicly supported private development are organizing, and running for office, against it.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
March 17, 2017, 6am PDT
One of the nuggets of significance in the Trump Administration's budget draft indicates the president's seriousness about building a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico.
The Wall Street Journal
February 27, 2017, 2pm PST
The California high-speed rail project is not alone in confronting legal and political obstacles. The main issue in Texas that has aroused opposition to the privately financed, 240-mile Dallas to Houston bullet train is the use of eminent domain.
The Texas Tribune
July 25, 2016, 6am PDT
If you guessed cheap gas, love of automobiles, or preference for air travel, you are correct, but those fall under one reason, "lack of demand." Two additional reasons are offered in this article for the construction industry.
Construction Dive
July 8, 2016, 8am PDT
Opposition to the Dallas-to-Houston private Texas Central high-speed rail line has gotten more serious with the creation of a defense fund to assist property owners in protecting their property rights. Texas Central plans to break ground next year.
Your Houston News
July 7, 2016, 12pm PDT
The North American High Speed Rail Group has proposed an elevated, $4.2 billion, 150+ mph high-speed rail line above existing highways without public subsidy between Rochester and the Twin Cities. Completion is estimated for 2021.
Post-Bulletin
June 29, 2016, 9am PDT
The 'Show Me State' nixed a 780-mile high voltage transmission line to carry wind energy generated in western Kansas through Missouri to Indiana, where it would transmitted to the East Coast.
Columbia Daily Tribune
June 22, 2016, 7am PDT
The city of Palo Alto, the county of Santa Clara, and the Housing Authority of Santa Clara County have joined forces to acquire the 4.5 acre Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, thus saving 117 low-income families from eviction.
Palo Alto Online
April 13, 2016, 6am PDT
A panel discussion convened in Philadelphia recently to discuss the effects of eminent domain, that critical and troubling tool that makes redevelopment possible.
Keystone Crossroads