Monday, June 19, 2006

Camden Eminient Domain Abuses?

A bit out of the blog area, but an important piece on eminent domain abuses..

From the Courier Post:

Meeting today on possible taking of Cramer Hill homes

A meeting to discuss the possible taking of homes in the Cramer Hill section of the city is scheduled for 6 p.m. today in the Christus Evangelical Lutheran Church, 26th Street and Hayes Avenue.
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On Thursday, Superior Court Judge Michael Kassel permitted the city to move forward with plans to build affordable housing in the Cramer Hill area.

The homes would be built by the Michaels Development Co. of Marlton. Several versions of the project have been discussed.

If 162 units are built, the city could take 43 homes from residents by a process called eminent domain, where the city can seize property in the name of the public good. Residents would be paid what the city determines is a fair market price for their homes.

If a smaller, 78-unit version of the Michaels development is approved, no homes would have to be taken.
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Randy Primas, the state-appointed chief operating officer, has said no homes will be taken until new homes are ready as replacement housing. But the city has declined to put the promise of replacement housing in writing.

9 Comments:

Blogger minutesfromNYC said...

So they want to build new houses which will eventually look like the ones they demolished?

6/19/2006 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Camden , like New Orleans.

Needs to be leveled, its a do
over.

6/19/2006 06:53:00 AM  
Blogger X-Underwriter said...

I agree,
They should eminient domain the whole city, level it, and then rebuild. It's such a prime location, being just across the river from center city Philly

6/19/2006 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

right now Camden is the Murder Capital of the US.

followed by trenton, paterson.

nice places.

6/19/2006 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous UnRealtor said...

Does NJ have at least one city that isn't a complete dump?

6/19/2006 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how bout Wallington, its Bergen
County,

6/19/2006 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only reason people care about the future of Camden is because a large percentage of its citizens happen to be of a particular race. Yet, Camden has nothing going for it beyond this. There is no other reason to develop the city. History is rife with examples of cities that once were in demand but eventually fell out of favor due to changes in the economy, and changing demographics. Apparently, NJ citizens are supposed to continue pouring billions of dollars into this loser of a city because it's politically correct

6/19/2006 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What race is that?

6/19/2006 02:23:00 PM  
Blogger chicagofinance said...

The race is called "humans".

6/19/2006 09:11:00 PM  

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