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Eminent Domain Considered For DC Stadium

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Two D.C. Council committees advanced legislation allowing for the use of eminent domain in the construction of a $300 million professional soccer stadium in Washington, D.C.  The bill will now go before the full council for a vote on Tuesday.  While the legislation allows for eminent domain to be used to acquire the land, Mayor-elect… Continue Reading

PennDOT Moving Forward With 422 Project In Berks And Montco (PA)

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PennDOT has shown signs that it is pursuing property acquisitions for Route 422 projects in Berks and Montgomery Counties (PA). PennDOT published a notice on September 3, 2011 in The Pottstown Mercury newspaper that it intends to acquire property in Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township for that portion of its 422 reconstruction project. Property owners are… Continue Reading

PennDOT Hoping for Funds from Stimulus Package

Posted in Eminent Domain, PennDOT, Projects, Road Projects

One of the new buzzwords these days is “infrastructure.” It is likely that Congress will enact an ambitious economic stimulus package soon after President-elect Obama is inaugurated. One important component will be funds that will be spent on “infrastructure” including roads and bridges. State officials are drawing up plans for bridge and road improvements in… Continue Reading

PennDOT Announces I-95 Project Plans

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation ("PennDOT") recently announced its preliminary construction plans for a portion of I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia. These plans include rebuilding two interchanges – one at Bridge Street and one at Betsy Ross Bridge and Aramingo Avenue. PennDOT also intends to rebuild a three-mile stretch of I-95 between Cottman Avenue and the… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Asked To Reconsider Kelo

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An appeal recently filed with the U.S. Supreme Court asks the Court to revisit its controversial decision in Kelo v. City of New London. In Goldstein, et al., v. Pataki, et al., property owners are challenging a project in Brooklyn known as the Atlantic Yards Arena and Redevelopment Project.  The properties were condemned for a new… Continue Reading