Our Own Kelo?

The Washington Times is reporting that DC will use eminent domain to gather parcels of land of the Stadium from property owners in Southeast. Of course, the owners are saying the offers they’re getting from the city could be considered paltry at best. So here we sit, needing a stadium by 2008, unable to come to a good deal with residents in the neighborhood we want to build in, so instead of renegotiating, or rethinking the plan, we’re just going to use the crappiest decision the Supreme Court has made in my lifetime to make a land grab against the District’s own people.

Of course, this, back to back with this week’s CityPaper cover story on the ballpark we’re going to build in its place makes me wonder if we should be trusting the District to do it right in the first place.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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