Posts Tagged ‘eminent domain’

Akridge May Force City to Use Eminent Domain as Stadium Deal Shifts

That could make acquiring land for a new home for D.C. United more expensive, and more time-consuming.

Who Owns the Buzzard Point Scrapyard? Ultimately, It Doesn’t Matter.

WAMU's Patrick Madden has caused a stir this morning with his report that one of the property owners at Buzzard Point, the Super Salvage scrapyard, may be unwilling to move in order to make way for a D.C. United soccer stadium. The city is responsible for assembling the necessary land at Buzzard Point for a stadium [...]

Judge Rules in District’s Favor on Final Skyland Eminent Domain Case

In other judicial news, the city has cleared its final eminent domain hurdle in its effort to redevelop the Skyland Shopping Center in Ward 7.
Mary Rose Greene owned 8.5 acres of property located a block from Skyland. In 2005, the city offered her $943,000 for seven acres of that property as part of its Skyland [...]

Court Sides with District in Thorniest Skyland Case

Now that Skyland Town Center has landed an anchor tenant—which all but assures financing and other leases will follow—the only thing left in the way of getting the project done has been removing the folks who remain there. Year by year, lawsuits have been won by the District or settled, and the remaining businesses are [...]

Why Aren’t Homeowners Getting Booted by the Purple Line Raising Hell?

Hard to see, but those little red boxes are houses that'll disappear. (MTA)

Last week, the news broke that many more properties than anticipated would have to be taken to make way for the Maryland Transit Administration's* Purple Line from New Carrollton to Bethesda—330, to be exact. It's no wonder: Looking closely at segments of the line, [...]

Eminent Domain’s A Bitch When You Don’t Use It Well

My column this week looks at the potential future for Skyland Shopping Center, where the District is about to wrap up its six-year-long process of acquiring land through the power of eminent domain. Other than the doubtful feasibility of the planned project, there's another major takeaway: Whatever you think about the [...]

Cloudy Skyland

It’s a breathtaking vision: at the crest of the District east of the Anacostia River, a 16-acre urban campus clustered around an intimate central main street. Cafés spill onto the sidewalk, which gracefully curves to match the bend in Alabama Avenue SE. Townhouses and five-story apartment buildings house hundreds of residents. Visitors from miles around [...]