High-Speed Rail Project Becoming More and More Expensive

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A series of events over the last month has increased the cost of the high-speed rail project. First, the relocation of Highway 99 in Fresno — a key part of the project — is six months behind schedule and, according to Caltrans’ most recent projections, is going to cost an extra $35 million above previous… Read more »

California High Speed Rail Project: Relocation Considerations for Displaced Businesses, Farms and Non-Profits

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The California High Speed Rail project has been slowly, but surely, picking up its pace of property acquisition in the Central Valley. So far, the State Public Works Board has adopted 192 resolutions of necessity declaring the CHSRA’s intent to file eminent domain actions in court to acquire properties.  Last month alone, CHSRA approved resolutions… Read more »

Eminent Domain Appeal Denied: Sacramento On Track For Kings’ New Arena, 4/21/14

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After months of deliberation, negotiation and court appearances, the city of Sacramento won its appeal for possession of the former Macy’s building. The last piece of the puzzle completes the needed land for the new $448 million Kings arena scheduled to open in 2016. But the battle for the ex-Macy’s building remains fierce. The City… Read more »

Modesto Considers Using Eminent Domain for Pelandale Freeway Project, 5/23/12

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By A.J. Hazarabedian The City of Modesto will consider acquiring properties by eminent domain for the Pelandale Avenue freeway interchange project at tonight’s city council meeting.  According to the Modesto Bee’s article, “Modesto considers seizing sites for Pelandale freeway project,” the City has been negotiating with affected property and business owners since March, yet an… Read more »

Eminent Domain in El Monte for ACE Project, 1/11/10

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By A.J. Hazarabedian Property owner Fred Jast is fighting the Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority (“ACE”) regarding the amount of money they’re offering for the acquisition of his property.  Mr. Jast’s property is needed for an underpass project at Baldwin Avenue in the city of El Monte. According to the article, “El Monte man fights eminent… Read more »