BLOG: Condemnation Law

Parkway Lofts Redevelopment Construction Financing Deal Inked

by: Joseph Grather
21 Dec 2011
As reported by Multi-Housing, CBRE secured construction $47.5 million in financing from US Bank to proceed with The Parkway Lofts at Watsessing Station, a 361-unit to-be-built redevelopment project located in Bloomfield, N.J.  The construction will utilize an existing warehouse and the adaptive reuse will maintain existing signature design elements like the 15 foot high quilt-paneled windows.... Read More

Harrison Tp (Gloucester) Adds Redevelopment Area

by: Joseph Grather
20 Dec 2011
Harrison Township in Gloucester County NJ has a new redevelopment area .  As reported by the Gloucester County Times, the area was designated in need of redevelopment in order to make PILOTs (Payments In Lieu Of Taxes) and other incentives available to the putative developer of the property who originally intended to construct single family residential... Read More

Fort Lee Looking to Expand Redevelopment Area

by: Joseph Grather
13 Dec 2011
As reported on The Fort Lee Borough Council recently adopted a resolution scheduling a special meeting for December 22, 2011 to discuss whether to amend the Area 5 Redevelopment Plan in order to incorporate land owned by the Cosmos retailer as well as three parcels owned by the Borough.  It is unclear whether –... Read More

McKirdy & Riskin Attorneys Named to Faculty of National Eminent Domain Conference

by: Anthony F. Della Pelle
12 Dec 2011
McKirdy & Riskin’s Harry Riskin and Anthony Della Pelle will be participating as faculty in the American Law Institute – American Bar Association‘s 29th Annual “Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation” conference, to be held January 26th to January 28th, 2012 at the U.S. Grant Hotel in San Diego.  Harry will be speaking on the... Read More

Public Gathers to Oppose Ludwig's Corner Condemnation

by: Joseph Grather
6 Dec 2011
The Daily Times of Delaware County, Pennsylvania reports that hundreds turned out to protest the announcement of a taking of “Ludwig’s Corner” horse show property from a local cooperative that has operated the site for the last 68 years.  The president of the Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Association – John Jacobs – complained; “Whatever happened to property rights?... Read More

Harvey Cedars Complaining About Payments to Property Owners for Beachfront Takings

by: Joseph Grather
15 Nov 2011
As reported by Donna Weaver in this Press of Atlantic City article, beachfront property owners in Harvey Cedars have recently been paid constitutional just compensation for the taking of their private property rights — private beachfront – by the government. Harvey Cedars is located on Long Beach Island.  As part of a beach replenishment project designed... Read More

Pipeline Protests Reach the White House

by: Anthony F. Della Pelle
7 Nov 2011
The controversy surrounding the Keystone Pipeline project has escalated to the point where protesters surrounded the White House yesterday to demand that the project be stopped. Read CNN’s coverage of the recent event here. We previously covered this story in our New Jersey Condemnation Law Blog (story available here), and first discussed this project a year... Read More

Prior Owner's Assent Does Not Defeat Inverse Condemnation Claim

by: Joseph Grather
26 Oct 2011
Ciaglia v West Long Branch – Inverse Remedy Awarded by Appellate Division Yesterday, the Appellate Division of New Jersey’s Superior Court reversed a trial court that had dismissed a property owner’s lawsuit alleging that West Long Branch’s zoning regulations amounted to an inverse condemnation of an undersized lot created by a subdivision approved by the Planning Board... Read More

New Speedwell Avenue Redevelopment Plan Adopted

by: Joseph Grather
20 Oct 2011
As anticipated, the Morristown Council approved a new version of the Speedwell Avenue Redevelopment Plan. reporting. The new plan calls for a four-part phased development of the area along Speedwell Ave generally running up from the Salvation Army on Spring Street to St. Margaret’s Church of Scotland on Speedwell, and partway down Early Street.... Read More

Keystone Pipeline Project Chugging Along

by: Anthony F. Della Pelle
19 Oct 2011
Controversy Continues to Surround Canadian Oil Company Seeking Eminent Domain Authority in United States  A recent article on examined the issues and controversy surrounding the 4,000- mile long TransCanada Keystone Pipeline.  We first discussed this project a year ago on Fox News Channel, where McKirdy & Riskin’s Anthony Della Pelle provided commentary – watch the video... Read More