February 8, 2007

Burlington's Ongoing Eminent Domain Issue

By Burlington's Ongoing Eminent Domain Issue

The blog State 29 points to this story from the Burlington [IA] Hawkeye. It contains this classic nugget of government-planner thinking:

"There's no feel good feeling about putting a businessman like yourself out of this portion of his business, or putting an individual homeowner out of his home," he said. "But I feel that the end results are going to be the best for the community."

The city's project, which started last year, involves purchasing all Manor properties east of Roosevelt Avenue and selling the entire 23.7 acres to Minnesota commercial developer Robert Muir Co.

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