The case involving a small boxing gym in National City, California, has garnered national media attention. The owner filed suit challenging National City's redevelopment plan for, among other things, failing to follow California's post-Kelo rules on making blight determinations.
We reported on the case last month in A More Personal View of the Redevelopment Fight from National City. The trial ended a few weeks ago, and the parties have been anxiously waiting for a decision ever since. Late yesterday, the court issued its decision, ruling in favor of plaintiffs. According to ...
I wanted to provide a quick update on a couple of cases we've reported on earlier.
The first case is the dispute between the City of Seal Beach and Bay City Partners over 10.7 acres of waterfront property. The city wanted the property preserved for the public, while the owner wanted to use it as part of a new oceanfront development. According to a March 29 article in the Orange County Register by Roxana Kopetman, Seal Beach and developer agree on waterfront property, the parties agreed this week to a settlement that will result in leaving about 70 percent of the property open to the ...
According to a San Diego Union Tribune article,"City ready to acquire land to widen Plaza Boulevard," National City has adopted resolutions of necessity in order to use eminent domain for the widening of a 1.1-mile stretch of Plaza Boulevard. 37 properties are impacted, although the City has reached agreements with a majority of the property owners.
The expansion project will widen Plaza Boulevard from four to six lanes between Highland Avenue and Euclid Avenue, including a section under the 805 freeway. The City says widening its busiest commercial corridor will ...
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