Discrepancy in the valuation of property is a common issue in eminent domain disputes. A city or a school district will enter into negotiations with a property owner, and each side has the property appraised. It may not be surprising that in many cases, the buyer's assessment turns out to be much lower than the seller's assessment.
A Pennsylvania borough council has voted to use its powers of eminent domain to take a theater and an adjacent property for future public use, escalating its disagreement with the theater owner.
The government acquisition of private property in Allentown will only benefit private investors, according to a developer's newly filed lawsuit. The legal maneuver against the city's eminent domain actions stands to disrupt officials' plans to open a $100 million downtown hockey arena in two years.
Allentown officials are determined to stay on schedule with plans to buy out and demolish structures in the way of a proposed $100 million ice hockey arena. Demolition crews are set to start clearing the way in November for the Phantoms, a Philadelphia Flyers' minor league team.
Two Pennsylvania civic organizations are each claiming that the land between Scotts Lane and Route 1 in Philadelphia is part of their own community. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is listening to both sides.
The 128-year-old Stewartstown Railroad is a southern York County, Pennsylvania, landmark in the small town for which it is named. It is also at the heart of a $350,000 property dispute. The railroad's foreclosure is likely if the debt to the estate of a deceased private lender, who made the Bucks County Historical Society a beneficiary, goes unpaid.