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March 23, 2007

Ohio, China...Brooklyn?

So what do Ohio, China and Brooklyn have in common?

Develop Don't Destroy explains:

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Norwood Ohio, where 3 homeowners eventually won their eminent domain lawsuit in Ohio's Supreme Court, after the developer had demolished every structure around them. When they won their suit, the developer had no Plan B and walked away.
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That's the Ohio example that we should all be dead set on avoiding.

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Will Ratner be allowed to follow this example from China (where apparently the state has been unwilling to seize this private property to benefit a private developer)?
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An update on the Chongqing villa comes today: A Chinese court has allowed the demolition of the property, on what grounds, we do not know.

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Posted by lumi at March 23, 2007 2:00 PM