Around the country this week…

New Jersey:

  • Pennsauken may have the latest redevelopment wreck on its hands.
  • Neptune City is expanding its redevelopment area.
  • Long Branch property owners have their date in court set: May 14.

Indiana: Schererville wanted to build a new shopping center, but there was a lone holdout. Did the town use eminent domain? Nope, the developer built around her home.

Virginia: Another university is getting into the development game. This time, it’s Old Dominion. It’s possible Viriginia’s eminent domain reform could apply in this situation.

Iowa: Obstacles have appeared in the attempt to close the recreational lake loophole in the state’s eminent domain laws.

Tennessee: Nashville is considering eminent domain to “boost” a stalled project on Music Row.

New York:

  • Albany: David Paterson, the state’s new governor-in-waiting, is on record as being against eminent domain abuse.
  • Chemung: County officials won’t use eminent domain to acquire a potato farm for an unknown Fortune 100 company.