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In 2004, the Township of Piscataway seized a family’s dairy farm in an eminent domain taking that contained approximately 75 acres, farmhouses, and other buildings used in the farm operations. The Township’s offer of compensation was $4,326,000, based upon its appraised value in 1999.
Thirty-five acre, former pipe manufacturing facility, adjacent to PATH commuter rail station in Harrison, Hudson County was located in the center of the Harrison Waterfront Redevelopment Area. The town’s designated redeveloper offered the property owner $8,900,000 for the property based upon its use for industrial purposes, and also sought to hold th...
The Township of Jefferson, New Jersey utilized eminent domain to condemn approximately 110 acres of lakefront property on Lake Hopatcong for open space preservation. The Township’s offer of compensation was $825,000, based upon its appraiser’s conclusion that the property had unfavorable zoning and also contained steep slopes which would make it diff...
NJDOT offered the owner of an auto parts store in Howell Township, Monmouth County, $1,400.00 as compensation for a strip taking along the property’s frontage adjacent to Route 33. The offer was based upon the NJDOT’s appraisal, which concluded that the taking would not result in any severance damages to the remaining property.
Morris County Park Commission used eminent domain to acquire a 27 acre parcel of vacant land in Pequannock for expansion of a county golf course, offering the owner $300,000 for the property on the basis that freshwater wetlands and steep slopes made the property undevelopable.
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