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The Kansas City Star: Circuit Judge Dismisses Condemnation of Former School

11/24/2008

In a case of first impression, a judge has dismissed a condemnation petition because the condemning authority did not give a neighborhood council first crack at redeveloping the area.

Jackson County Circuit Judge Justine Del Muro last week dismissed an eminent domain action filed by the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City because it failed to give the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council a chance to redevelop the former Horace Mann School. Read more ...