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
After over a decade of planning, a $5.2 billion expansion of Philadelphia International Airport was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. The project will require a significant amount of land acquisition in Philadelphia and Delaware County.
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Pennsylvania will receive $68.8 million and New Jersey will get $46.8 million in federal stimulus funds for housing redevelopment projects. These projects will include acquiring blighted properties. It is virtually certain that many will be acquired through the power of eminent domain.
Continue Reading PA and N.J. Awarded $115 Million in Federal Housing Funds
New York’s highest court ruled on Tuesday that private property could be condemned for the “Atlantic Yards” project. That project involves, among other things, an NBA arena and 16 office and residential towers in Brooklyn. The properties were purportedly condemned to eliminate “blight.”…
Continue Reading New York’s Highest Court Upholds Atlantic Yards Condemnations
The Battle over the taking of property for, among other things, an NBA arena and 16 office and residential towers in has moved to New York’s highest Court and will be argued in Albany on October 14.
Continue Reading Battle Over Nets Arena Site Continues
Senate To Consider Allowing Eminent Domain For “Green” Transmission Projects…
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Planning for the last phases of the Marshalls Creek Bypass Project – which PennDOT now calls the “Marshalls Creek Traffic Relief Project” – continues.
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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…
Montgomery County Pennsylvania’s planning commission is considering a transportation program that could cost $150 million.
Continue Reading Montco Planning Commission Considers Road Projects
Billionaire oilman T. Boon Pickens’ energy plan contemplates obtaining easements through eminent domain so transmission lines can take electricity generated by wind and solar to other parts of the country.
Continue Reading T. Boone Pickens’ Energy Plan Calls For Use Of Eminent Domain