Saturday, October 6, 2007

Breaking news: City withdrawing eminent domain findings

In response to the Eminent Domain Procedure Law Petition filed by advocates for the residents and businesses of Downtown Brooklyn, the City is withdrawing its eminent domain findings and holding a new hearing. This does not mean the City is starting over on the issue of historic preservation, but it gives Duffield advocates a chance to use political pressure to change the footprint of properties threatened with governmental confiscation.

This might be an important victory to those challenging the Downtown Brooklyn rezoning. Please stay posted as the situation develops.