10 April 2014

Yet another eminent domain story

In Bridgeport, CT, the struggling community used eminent domain to create a property that could be developed as a large shopping center. " Bridgeport says it will build more than 1,000 new housing units and more commercial space, yet it started condemning businesses and 270 houses a generation ago, in the 1990s. All it has to show for it so far is a Bass Pro." Read Stephen Smiths' ‘We Razed 270 Houses and All We Got Was This Lousy Boat Shop.’ This is becoming a recurring theme in American development that has both ethical and political overtones.

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