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Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Monday, October 31, 2011
GOP's mayor-in-exile tells why he's running for council
Sunday News, Lancaster, PA – Oct 30, 2011
"There's got to be a mix on council because there are major questions [to address] — and nobody's questioning." He cited a council decision earlier this year to use eminent domain to seize a parking lot on Crystal Street to provide more parking for nearby Rodney Park, which was scheduled for renovations...

State Could Close Lake Due To Spillway Damage
WGAL-TV, News 8, Lancaster, PA – Oct 29, 2011
Back in the 1960's though, the state took her land by eminent domain. Now Mosimann said she feels like it's the state's job to make sure the lake stays put…

Coatesville OKs study on blight
Daily Local News, Coatesville, PA – Oct 28, 2011
…The study is required by state law to allow the authority to utilize eminent domain to acquire properties for redevelopment. The properties must also be certified as blighted by the study…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
New plan brewing for Neuweiler property
The Morning Call, Allentown, PA – Oct 26, 2011
The Redevelopment Authority, which used eminent domain to take possession of the blighted brewery in the 400 block of Front Street in 2009, will transfer ownership of both riverfront-area properties as well as two downtown sites to ACIDA, but only if ACIDA agrees to assume responsibility for repaying the $800,000 loan from Brooks Group...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Friday, October 21, 2011
Pennsylvania Welder Fights Eminent Domain – Oct 21, 2011
But the government has taken title to his land by eminent domain, forcing Valerio to consider the prospect of closing his doors forever…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Allentown plans public meetings on arena project
The Morning Call, Allentown, PA – Oct 20, 2011
City Council voted in May to authorize the city to use eminent domain if necessary to acquire 34 properties in the footprint of the arena, but the other major decisions have been made by the lesser-known Allentown Commercial and Industrial Development Authority…

Northeast Extension Widening Final Plans Shown at Open House
Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch, – Oct 20, 2011
The last time the PTC presented an open house like this was in 2007. At that time, there were 75 potential properties identified as being impacted by the project, including by eminent domain

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Monday, October 17, 2011
Borough set to take old convenience store
The Reading Eagle, Reading, PA – Oct 15, 2011
St. Lawrence Borough Council voted 6-1 Thursday to take the former Wawa property at 3150 St. Lawrence Ave. by eminent domain, offering whatever the new owner paid…

Newsmaker Q&A: Adam Santo
The Morning Call, Allentown, PA – Oct 15, 2011
They are against it because the city is using eminent domain to vacate residents and business owners in the area and it is funded with our tax dollars…

What Is the Keystone XL Pipeline — and Why Is It So Controversial? – Oct 14, 2011
TransCanada says it is compensating landowners fairly, and notes that, "Our permit does allow us to use eminent domain to acquire an easement and provide compensation for the landowner. Keystone XL always prefers to avoid the use of eminent domain, and if we cannot reach an agreement, then we turn to the independent processes/hearings that are established in Texas and other U.S. states."…

Flood recovery in Lebanon County enters next stage
Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon, PA – Oct 13, 2011
… She added that not everyone will receive a buyout. Those who do will be paid fair-market value based on the value of the property before the flood. Because it is a voluntary program - unlike eminent domain - property owners can back out at any time, she said…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Friday, October 14, 2011
EMTA gets $13.9M for massive expansion
Erie Times-News,PA – Oct 14, 2011
Since then, EMTA has been using eminent domain to acquire the property needed for the expansion. EMTA's plan is to replace 28 parcels, all but five of them vacant and many of them blighted, with a large parking lot and the four new buildings

Authority evaluates water system capacity
News-Chronicle,Shippensburg, PA – Oct 13, 2011
…“If the Authority is not able to get an agreeable right of way, which honestly knowing who you are dealing with I don’t think that’s going to happen, you need to be able to condemn the property and take it by eminent domain,” said Myers…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
People object to Pentex application
The DailyReview, Towanda, PA – Oct 11, 2011
And one common concern among some of the speakers, including Carolyn Knapp, a landowner in Sheshequin Township, was that eminent domain might result...

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Monday, October 10, 2011
Part of Security Savings building to be preserved
The Standard Speaker, Hazelton, PA – Oct 9, 2011
Val-Mar Holdings of Frank DeGaetano purchased the building for $330,000 on Dec. 30, 2005, and Luzerne County paid Val-Mar $700,500 when the county took the building by eminent domain, with an eye toward relocating the Luzerne County Courthouse Annex there. However, that never happened...

Peeling back the curtain on arena
The Morning Call, Allentown, PA – Oct  8, 2011
Facing a room full of angry property owners and residents, Allentown City Council members endured three hours of fierce criticism in May as they debated whether to allow the city to use eminent domain to make way for a downtown hockey arena…

For 50 years now Centralia, Pennsylvania has burned from underground mine fire Oct 8, 2011
In 1992, all properties in Centralia were claimed under eminent domain by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Every home and building was condemned. Centralia’s zip code was revoked in 2002…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Friday, October 07, 2011
American Parkway Bridge effort advancing
The Morning Call, Allentown, PA – Oct 4, 2011
Owners of two properties needed for the project have yet to sign on, pushing the city to file eminent domain proceedings against one and wielding the threat of future proceedings against the other…

Pennsylvania eminent domain news

Monday, October 03, 2011
Basins nearly complete to reduce flooding in New Kensington area
Valley News Dispatch, Tarentum, PA – Oct 2, 2011
No arks are in the works for flood control projects in New Kensington, Export and Tarentum; however, plans to dredge a portion of Bull Creek in Tarentum are on hold until Allegheny County completes eminent domain to take over land once owned by prominent 1800s businessman Felix Negley…

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