Archive | Challenges to Condemnation

SCULPTURE TRAIL V SEWER LINE. WHO DO YOU THINK WON?

          The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, handed down on June 7, 2019, one of those rare decisions, granting a petitioner’s proceeding to annul a determination authorizing a condemnation.  In the Matter of the Frank J. Ludovico Sculpture Trail Corp. v Town of Seneca Falls, ___ AD3d ___, the petitioner commenced this original proceeding pursuant to EDPL 207 seeking to annul a determination of respondent to acquire an easement along a nature trail commemorating the women’s rights movement in order to install a sewer line.  The Court agreed with petitioner that… read more

Posted in Challenges to Condemnation, Compliance with Article 8 of ECL, EDPL 207, Uncategorized
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DOES ACQUIRING PROPERTY TO RETURN IT TO PRODUCTIVE USE SERVE A VALID PUBLIC PURPOSE? OR, IS LAND BANKING SPECULATIVE AND IMPROPER?

          The Second Department handed down two decisions in two consecutive weeks deciding challenges to determinations adopted to condemn property by eminent domain for the purpose of returning the property to productive use in accordance with the City of Yonkers Master Plan in two separate urban renewal plans.  Matter of One Point St. Inc. v City of Yonkers Indus. Dev. Agency, ____ AD3d ____, 2019 NY Slip Op 01769 (March 13, 2019); Matter of City of New York v Yonkers Industrial Development Agency, ____ AD3d ____, 2019 NY Slip Op… read more

Posted in Challenges to Condemnation, EDPL Sec. 207, Land Banking, Speculative Taking, Uncategorized
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