According to an Orange County Register article, "O.C. may force sale of property for tunnel," Orange County officials are considering the use of eminent domain to acquire 20 parking spaces from a Huntington Beach apartment complex. The property is necessary for a storm drain project which tunnels under the I-405 freeway.
The County's storm drain project is in response to a 1995 flood which required the evacuation of the apartment complex's ground-floor units. The property owner has been offered $96,500 for the 7,200 square feet that make up the 22 parking spaces.
The County's ...
On Tuesday, the City of Lake Forest voted unanimously to move forward with plans to condemn a 6.11-acre parcel to use as a land swap with the County of Orange. The property will likely end up being incorporated into Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park.
According to Orange County Register reporter Erika I. Ritchie, in her November 4 article "City moves forward with seizure of family's land," the property's owner, the Hernandez family, has resisted all efforts by the City to acquire the property voluntarily. But the City needs the property to complete a land swap with the County that will ...
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