Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Eminent Domain Is On The Way For Palo Alto

The California high speed rail will create a significant amount of eminent domain in Palo Alto. For example the railroad reconfiguration at Churchill Avenue and Alma Street could cause 36 properties to be seized through eminent domain. At $5 million per residential parcel, taking residential property in Palo Alto is the question. The acquisitions would add $200 million to the project cost before construction even begins considering the cost of Palo Alto homes. The Churchill and Alma Street crossing is the first intersection that could be redesigned. It is one of four in Palo Alto, including Palo Alto Avenue, Meadow Drive and Charleston Road.

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