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Morristown – Amended Speedwell Avenue Redevelopment Plan on January 12, 2012 Agenda

by: Joseph Grather
9 Jan 2012
Morristown Patch reports that the Town Council will vote on an Amended Speedwell Avenue Redevelopment Plan on January 12, 2012. IPhoto Credit – John Dunphy, Morristown Patch As noted in the Patch article, its been a long-time coming.  The redevelopment initiative for the Speedwell Avenue area began in the early 2000s with an actual “in need of... Read More

Aberdeen and Matawan to Re-evaluate Train Station Redevelopment Area

by: Joseph Grather
4 Jan 2012
As reported in the Asbury Park Press, the Matawan-Aberdeen train station redevelopment area – first designated 10 years ago – is being sent back to the planning board to determine whether the area is still “in need of redevelopment.”  As referenced in the article, the municipality is addressing the area now because of changes in... Read More

McKirdy & Riskin attend Eminent Domain Conference in China

by: Anthony F. Della Pelle
29 Dec 2011
Edward McKirdy and Harry Riskin, McKirdy & Riskin‘s founding partners, recently attended the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference in Beijing, China.  The annual conference, which focuses on the interplay of civil rights and property rights, brought legal scholars, jurists, and practitioners from the United States and China together at Tsinghua University in Beijing to discuss and... Read More

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