New London, Connecticut Mayor Daryl Finizio recently signed an agreement authorizing the construction of a “memorial park” on the former site of Susette Kelo’s “little pink house,” one of the fifteen residential properties condemned by the city as part in the famous Kelo v. City of New London case.  That Supreme Court case held that it was not unconstitutional to condemn properties for economic development and unleashed a firestorm of negative reaction.

In his State of the City address Tuesday evening, Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio announced that he and the Renaissance City Development Association have reached an agreement that would remove Kelo’s former property from consideration for any future development.

After the firestorm, the plans were abandoned and the condemned property was never developed and remains vacant.